Figure Name hypotimesis
Source Bullinger (1898) ("hypotimesis; or, under-estimating")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms under-estimating, meiligmata
Etymology Gr. hypo "under" and timeesis "a valuing" or "estimating" from timae "tp deem" or "hold worthy"
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Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Parenthetic Addition by way of Apology or Excuse... A parenthetical remark is so called when it is apologetic, in order to excuse some bold or extravagant use of language, such as "If I may so say," or "So to speak," or, "As it were." (Bullinger, 491)


1. Rom. 3:5. -"I speak as a man."
2 Cor. 11:23. -"I speak as a fool." (Bullinger, 491)

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