Figure Name mesarchia
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("mesarchia; or, beginning and middle repetition")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms beginning and middle repetition
Etymology Gr. mesos "middle" and archee "beginning"
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Lexicographic

1. The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning and middle of successive sentences. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. The Repetition of the same Word or Words at the beginning and middle of successive Sentences. (Bullinger, 279)


2. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. —Ezekiel 37:25 (Bullinger, 279)

2. "According to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed." -Num. 9:20 Here the repetition is at the beginning and the middle of the passage. (Bullinger, 279)

Kind Of Repetition
Part Of
Related Figures anaphora, epizeuxis, mesodiplosis, traductio, Figures of Repetition, mesodiplosis, mesoteleuton
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No