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epiphora


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiphora  \E*piph"o*ra\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  'epifora`,  fr 
  'epife`rein  to  bring  to  or  upon  'epi`  +  fe`rein  to  bring.] 
  1.  (Med.)  The  watery  eye;  a  disease  in  which  the  tears 
  accumulate  in  the  eye,  and  trickle  over  the  cheek. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  The  emphatic  repetition  of  a  word  or  phrase,  at 
  the  end  of  several  sentences  or  stanzas. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epiphora 
  n  :  repetition  of  the  ends  of  two  or  more  successive  sentences, 
  verses,  etc  [syn:  {epistrophe}] 




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