or, Abating.

Addition of Conclusion by way of lessening the Effect.

An’-e-sis (ἄνεσις), a loosening, relaxing, abating. The addition of a concluding sentence which diminishes the effect of what has been said. (This is the opposite of Epitasis)


2 Kings 5:1— “ Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man of valour, but he was a leper”: (and therefore all his grandeur and importance counted for nothing).


From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by E. W. Bullinger,
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