Zeugma
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Zeugma
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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "yoking; a bond, a band"), from (zeúgnumi, "to yoke; to join"), from (zeûgos, "a yoke").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'zju:?.m?/, /'zu:?.m?/
  • (file)

Noun

zeugma (plural zeugmata or zeugmas)

  1. (rhetoric) The act of using a word, particularly an adjective or verb, to apply to more than one noun when its sense is appropriate to only one.
  2. (rhetoric) Syllepsis.
    • 1963 July, Fred Sommers, Types and Ontology, in The Philosophical Review, Volume LXXII, Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in Philosophy, page 343,
      The existence of zeugmas suggests the rule of transitivity. Zeugmas appear incorrect because they embody an allegedly univocal use of a term in a way which violated[sic] the rule of transitivity.
    • 2008, Amanda Holton, The Sources of Chaucer's Poetics, page 104,
      Thus I would describe 'He took his leave and the wrong umbrella' as zeugma, but not 'He took his hat and umbrella'.
      Zeugma is an important element in Chaucer's poetic technique, not because he uses it, but because he so regularly turns it down.

Usage notes

Some writers distinguish between zeugma and syllepsis, while others do not.

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Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "bond; yoking").

Noun

zeugma m (plural zeugmes)

  1. zeugma

Dutch

Etymology

Ultimately from Ancient Greek (zeûgma). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'zoey.ma:/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zeug?ma

Noun

zeugma n (plural zeugmata or zeugma's, diminutive zeugmaatje n)

  1. zeugma

French

Pronunciation

Noun

zeugma m (plural zeugmas)

  1. zeugma

Italian

Etymology

From Late Latin zeugma, from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "bond; yoking").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'d?z?u.ma/, ['dzumä]
  • Hyphenation: zèug?ma

Noun

zeugma m (plural zeugmi)

  1. (rhetoric) zeugma

Latin

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "bond; yoking").

Pronunciation

Noun

zeugma n (genitive zeugmatis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) zeugma

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

References

  • zeugma in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • zeugma in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • zeugma in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • zeugma in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • zeugma in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • zeugma in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Portuguese

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

From Latin zeugma, from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "bond, yoking").

Pronunciation

Noun

zeugma m (plural zeugmas)

  1. (rhetoric) zeugma

Derived terms


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zema/
  • Hyphenation: ze?ug?ma

Noun

zeùgma f (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. zeugma

Spanish

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin zeugma, from Ancient Greek (zeûgma, "bond, yoking").

Pronunciation

Noun

zeugma m (plural zeugmas)

  1. (rhetoric) zeugma

Derived terms


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