What does anaphora mean?

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əˈnæf ər əanapho·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anaphora(noun)

    using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier

  2. epanaphora, anaphora(noun)

    repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses


  1. anaphora(n.)

    The use of a substitute word, such as a pronoun, in reference to a something already mentioned in a discourse; also, the relation between the substitute word and its antecedent. It is contrasted with cataphora, the use of a pronoun for a word or topic not yet mentioned. Thus, in the sentence

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'anafora`, fr. 'anafe`rein to carry up or back; 'ana` + fe`rein to carry.]


  1. anaphora(Noun)

    The repetition of a phrase at the beginning of phrases, sentences, or verses, used for emphasis.

  2. anaphora(Noun)

    An expression that can refer to virtually any referent, the specific referent being defined by context.

  3. anaphora(Noun)

    An expression that refers to a preceding expression.

  4. Origin: From ἀναφορά, from ἀνά + φέρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anaphora(noun)

    a repetition of a word or of words at the beginning of two or more successive clauses

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'anafora`, fr. 'anafe`rein to carry up or back; 'ana` + fe`rein to carry.]


  1. Anaphora

    In rhetoric, an Anaphora is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis. In contrast, an epistrophe is repeating words at the clauses' ends. One author well known for his use of anaphora is Charles Dickens. Some of his best-known works constantly portray their themes through use of this literary tool.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anaphora

    an′af-or-a, n. (rhet.) the repetition of the same word or phrase in several successive clauses, as in 1 Cor. i. 20. [Gr.; ana, back, pher-ein, to bear.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. anaphora

    A term sometimes applied to the oblique ascensions of the stars.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anaphora in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anaphora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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