A form of syllogism in scholastic logic. The name is from a medieval mnemonic poem, where its vowels reflect the syllogism's standard form of AOO-2

All P are M.

A - universal negative
Some S are M. O - universal affirmative
Therefore, some S are not P.  O - particular negative


Barbara, Celarent, Darii, Ferio que prioris;
Cesare, Camestres, Festino, Baroko secundae;
Tertia
, Darapti, Disamis, Datisi, Felapton,
Bokardo, Ferison, habet; Quarta in super addit
Bramantip, Camenes, Dimaris, Fesapo, Fresison

Ba*ro"ko (?), n. [A mnemonic word.] Logic

A form or mode of syllogism of which the first proposition is a universal affirmative, and the other two are particular negative.

 

© Webster 1913.

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