zeugma
noun Etymology: Middle English zeuma, from Medieval Latin, from Latin zeugma, from Greek, literally, joining, from zeugnynai to join; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 15th century the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words usually in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only one (as in “opened the door and her heart to the homeless boy”)

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  • Zeugma — • Titular see in Syria Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Zeugma     Zeugma     † Catholic En …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • zeugmă — ZÉUGMĂ, zeugme, s.f. Figură de stil prin care se unesc gramatical două sau mai multe substantive cu un verb sau cu un adjectiv care, logic, nu se referă decât la unul dintre cele două substantive. – Din fr. zeugma. Trimis de valeriu, 02.06.2003.… …   Dicționar Român

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  • ZEUGMA — urbs Syriae Episcopalis in Comagena sub Archiepiscopo Hierapolitano, ad Euphratem, a Samosatis 72. mill. pass. in Austrum inter Germaniciam 30. et Edessam 45. a Dolicha 10. Antonin. Ibi pons erat super Euphratem, cuius vestigia adhuc durant.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • Zeugma — eug ma, n. [L., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, join. See {Yoke}.] (Gram.) A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zeugma — (griech., »Verbindung«, Synezeugmenon), eine Wortfigur, die darin besteht, daß in Satzverbindungen die den einzelnen Sätzen gemeinschaftlichen Glieder nur einmal gesetzt werden. Man nennt eine solche Satzverbindung einen zusammengezogenen Satz (z …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Zeugma — (grch.), Verbindung, grammatische Figur, wobei ein eigentlich nur zu einem Subjekt passendes Prädikat auf mehrere Subjekte in der Konstruktion bezogen wird …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • zeugma — ‘Figura retórica que consiste en que un elemento explícito en una parte del enunciado debe sobrentenderse, a veces con sentido diferente, en otras partes de ese enunciado o en enunciados contiguos’; por ejemplo: «Y con volverse a salir del… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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