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Sylʹlogism

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The five hexameter verses which contain the symbolic names of all the different syllogistic figures are as follow:—

“Barbara, Celārent, Darii, Feriõque, priõris.

Cesăre, Camestres, Festinŏ, Barõkŏ, secundœ

Tertia, Darapti, Disămis, Datīsi, Felapton,

Bokardõ, Ferīsŏn, habet. Quarta insuper addit

Bramantip, Caměnes, Dĭmăris, Fesāpo, Fresison.”

N.B. The vowel


A universal affirmative.

E universal negative.

I particular affirmative.

O particular negative.

Taking the first line as the standard, the initial letters of all the words below it show to which standard the syllogism is to be reduced; thus, Barõko is to be reduced to “Barbara,” Cesăre to “Celārent,” and so on.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Syllogism