scesis onomaton
 ske'-sis o-no'-ma-ton
Also sp. schesis onomaton

  1. A sentence constructed only of nouns and adjectives (typically in a regular pattern).
  2. A series of successive, synonymous expressions.
  A man faithful in friendship, prudent in counsels, virtuous in conversation, gentle in communication, learned in all liberal sciences, eloquent in utterance, comely in gesture, an enemy to naughtiness, and a lover of all virtue and godliness. —Peacham
  Sources: Isidore 1.36.13; Peacham (1577) G4v

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