tapinosis tapinosis
 ta-pi-no'-sis Gk. "a demeaning or humbling"
Also tapeinosis, antenantiosis
abbaser, a demeaning

Giving a name to something which diminishes it in importance. A kind of meiosis.
  This term is equivalent to meiosis.
  Said of the Mississippi River: "a stream"
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  Sources: Quintilian 8.3.48; Melanch. ER D4v ("meiosis" "tapinosis" "diminutio"); Susenbrotus (1540) 35; Sherry (1550) 34 ("tapinosis," "humiliatio"); Peacham (1577) G2r; Putt. (1589) 195 ("tapinosis," "the abbaser")

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