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  • Ecphonesis — Ec pho*ne sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See {Ecphonema}.] (Rhet.) An animated or passionate exclamation. [1913 Webster] The feelings by the ecphonesis are very various. Gibbs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ecphonesis — index expletive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ecphonesis — An ecphonesis ( el. εκφώνησις) is an emotional, exclamatory phrase (exclamation) used in poetry, drama, or song. It is a rhetorical device that originated in ancient literature. The word itself is of Greek origin. Examples: * O tempora! O mores!… …   Wikipedia

  • ecphonesis — /ek feuh nee sis/, n. Rhet. the use of an exclamatory phrase, as in O tempore! O mores! Also called exclamation. [1580 90; < Gk ekphónesis, equiv. to ekphone , var. s. of ekphoneîn to cry out (see EC , PHONE) + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ecphonesis — n. [Gr.] (Rhet.) Exclamation, ejaculation, interjection, animated or passionate utterance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ecphonesis — ec·pho·ne·sis …   English syllables

  • ecphonesis — noun an exclamatory rhetorical device O tempore! O mores • Syn: ↑exclamation • Derivationally related forms: ↑exclaim (for: ↑exclamation) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ektenia — (from el. ἐκτένεια ekténeia ; literally, diligence ), often called simply Litany, is a prayerful petition in the Eastern Orthodox liturgy. The prevalent ecclesiastical word for this kind of litany in Greek is Συναπτή Synaptê , Ektenia being the… …   Wikipedia

  • Libera Nos — • The first words of the Embolism of the Lord s Prayer in the Roman Rite Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Libera Nos     Libera Nos      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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