metanoeia metanoeia
me-ta-noy'-a from Gk. metanoein, "to change one's mind, repent"
Also sp. metonoia
the penitent

Amending what one has just said with something more forceful. Comparable to correctio.
This is the worst--no, the absolute worst--excuse I have heard.
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Sources: Rutil. 1.16; Melanch. d3v ("correctio""epanorthosis" "metanoia"); Peacham (1577) K3r; Putt. (1589) 223 ("metanoia," "the penitent"); Day 1599 94 ("metonoia")

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