Meaning of anaphora
Pronunciation: (u-naf'ur-u), [key]
- repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences. Cf. epistrophe (def. 1),
- the use of a word as a regular grammatical substitute for a preceding word or group of words, as the use of it and do in I know it and he does too. Cf. cataphora.
- (sometimes cap.)
- the prayer of oblation and consecration in the Divine Liturgy during which the Eucharistic elements are offered.
- the part of the ceremony during which the Eucharistic elements are offered as an oblation.
- anaphora (Thesaurus)