mesarchia mesarchia
 mes-ar'-chi-a from Gk. mesos, "middle" and archee, "beginning"

The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning and middle of successive sentences.


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

Related Figures

  • anaphora
    Repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses, sentences, or lines.
  • epizeuxis
    Repetition of words with no others between
  • mesodiplosis
    Repetition of the same word or words in the middle of successive sentences.
  • traductio
    Repeating the same word variously throughout a sentence or thought.
  • Figures of Repetition
Sources: Bullinger 260

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