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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:52 pm

One of the more useful tropes, which I think well merits status as GWotD. Hope our dear doctor is amenable to persuasion !...

Henri

PS : I've changed one of the links in the AHD entry, as it was in error....

a·po·ri·a Listen: [ ǝ-pôr'ē-ǝ, ǝ-pōr'- ]
n.

1. A figure of speech in which the speaker expresses or purports to be in doubt about a question.

2. An insoluble contradiction or paradox in a text's meanings.
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[Greek, difficulty of passing, from aporos, impassable : a-, without ; see a-[sup]1[/sup] + poros, passage; see per-[sup]2[/sup] in Indo-European roots.]
曾记否,到中流击水,浪遏飞舟?
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:15 pm

Talking about aporia, where's Apo gone?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:52 pm

Is that doubt, or a paradox ?...

Henri
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