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English word dilemma comes from Ancient Greek λῆμμα, Ancient Greek δι-, Ancient Greek δίς.

Dictionary entry | Language | Definition |
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λῆμμα | Ancient Greek (grc) | |

δι- | Ancient Greek (grc) | |

δίς | Ancient Greek (grc) | |

δίλημμα | Ancient Greek (grc) | |

dilemma | Late Latin (LL) | |

dilemma | English (eng) | (logic) A type of syllogism of the form "if A is true then B is true; if C is true then D is true; either A or C is true; therefore either B or D is true".. (rhetoric) Offering to an opponent a choice between two (equally unfavorable) alternatives.. A circumstance in which a choice must be made between two or more alternatives that seem equally undesirable.. A difficult circumstance or problem. |

- Descendants of λῆμμα
- lemma