anaphoric pronoun
Definition - A pronoun that refers back to a prior utterance in the discourse.
Note: As opposed to deictic pronouns whose referent noun is missing, hence must be inferred from the context.

Example -
Although Bob had been damaged, he could still sing.
(Here, the anaphoric pronoun he refers back to the noun Bob.)

Etymology -
The word anaphora means "carrying back" in Greek (from the Greek pherein, to carry or to bear).
Note: The word pronoun derives from the Latin pronomen (from the Latin pro, in place of + nomen, name or noun). The Latin term was coined by loan-translating the Greek antonymia.



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