Figure Name periergia
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Synonyms sedulitas superflua, over labour, curious
Etymology None
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Lexicographic

Overuse of words or figures of speech. As such, it may simply be considered synonymous with macrologia. However, as Puttenham's term suggests, periergia may differ from simple superfluity in that the language appears over-labored.


Kind Of Repetition
Part Of
Related Figures Figures of Excess and Superfluity, macrologia, hyperbole, aschematiston
Notes Would this be considered repetition (of concepts)?
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed Yes
Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly