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Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Mesoteleuton; or Middle And End Repetition

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The Repetition of the same Word or Words in the middle and at the end of successive Sentences

Mes-o-tel-eu-ton, from μέσος (mesos), middle, and τελευτή (teleutee), a finish, or end, i.e., the same word or words repeated in the middle and at the end of successive sentences.

2 Kings 19:7.-"Behold I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land: aud I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land."

The repetition greatly emphasizes the fact stated.

Isaiah 8:12.-"Say ye not a confederacy to all them to whom this people shall say a confederacy."

There is the figure also of Polyptoton (q.v. [Note: Which see.] ) in "say ye" and "shall say."

Mark 5:2-3.-"And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs."

See also Polyptoton.


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Bullinger, E. W., D.D. Entry for 'Mesoteleuton; or Middle And End Repetition'. Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/bullinger/129.

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