(1) a. “Eclipsis est defectus dictionis, in quo necessaria verba desunt ” [‘ellipsis is a incompletion of speech in which necessary words are missing’] (St. Isidore of Sevilla, Etymologiarum, Liber I ‘De grammatica’, ch. XXXIV ‘De Vitiis’, sec. 10) b. “ellipsis, or speech by half-words, [is the peculiar talent] of ministers and politicians
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