Figure Name diexodos
Source Bullinger (1898) ("diexodos; or, expansion")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms expansion
Etymology Gr. dia "through," ex "out of" and hodos "a way"
Type None
Linguistic Domain

1. A lengthening out by copious Exposition of Facts... The figure is employed when there is a copious statement or exposition of facts, not so much for the purposes of amplification, or of abbreviation, as of digression. Indeed, it is the opposite of Syntomia: which means a cutting off short, abridgment: whereas Diexodos is a lengthening out by a digression in order to expand. (Bullinger, 465)


1. See 2 Pet. 2:13, 15, 17. Jude 12, 13, 16, etc. (Bullinger, 465)

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures syntomia
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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