Figure Name epitherapeia
Source Bullinger (1898) ("epitherapeia; or, qualification")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms qualification
Etymology Ep'-i-ther-a-pei'a from Gr. epi "upon" and therapei'-a "a waiting on"
Type None
Linguistic Domain

1. Addition of Conclusion by way of Modification... Hence, the compound Epitherapeia is used of applying an additional remedy. And the figure is employed when a sentence is added at the end, to heal, soften, mitigate, or modify what has been before said, so that modesty or other feeling might not be offended or injured. It may be added by way of apology. (Bullinger, 481)


1. Matt. 26:40, 41. -"What, could not ye watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Bullinger, 481)

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Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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