Figure Name ampliatio
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("ampliatio; or, adjournment: i.e., an Old Name for a New Thing
Earliest Source None
Synonyms adjournment, an old name for a new thing
Etymology None
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Using the name of something or someone before it has obtained that name or after the reason for that name has ceased. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. A returning of an old Name after the reason for it is passed away. (Bullinger, 688)


1. Even after the man was healed from his ailment by Jesus, he was still referred to as "Simon the leper." (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. 1 Sam. 30:5. 2 Sam. 3:3. -Abigail is still called, by way of Ampliatio, "the wife of Nabal the Carmelite," though Nabal was dead, and she was the wife of David. Compare Matt. 1:6. (Bullinger, 689)

Kind Of Identity
Part Of epitheton
Related Figures prolepsis
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Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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