One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fraunce (?1559–?1593), poet and lawyer. From post-classical Latin palillogia repetition (3rd cent. as palinlogia) from ancient Greek παλιλλογία recapitulation from πάλιν again + -λογία.
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