Abgesang

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Abgesang; ab- (down, from) + Gesang (song).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Abgesang (plural Abgesangs)

  1. (prosody, poetry, usually capitalized) Repetition of the same word or phrases for emphasis; epistrophe, especially the concluding section.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
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