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Word of the Day 03/21/21 Zeugma

Zeugma (noun)
zeugma [ zoog-muh ]


noun Grammar, Rhetoric.
1. the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or On his fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold.

Compare syllepsis.

OTHER WORDS FROM ZEUGMA
zeug·mat·ic [zoog-mat-ik], adjective
zeug·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

Origin: 1515–25; < Greek zeûgma a yoking, equivalent to zeug(nýnai) to yoke + -ma noun suffix of result

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ZEUGMA
There is a zeugma in speaks as applied to ‘thunder’ and ‘chains,’ unless it be taken as in both cases equivalent to denounces.
MILTON'S COMUS|JOHN MILTON

Lucullus appears to have crossed the Euphrates at a more northern point than Zeugma, where the river was crossed by Crassus.
PLUTARCH'S LIVES, VOLUME II|AUBREY STEWART & GEORGE LONG

The young prince accordingly set out, and reached the city of Zeugma in safety.
THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES OF THE ANCIENT EASTERN WORLD, VOL 6. (OF 7): PARTHIA|GEORGE RAWLINSON

Zeugma is either upon or near the site of Bir, which is in about 37° N. Lat.
PLUTARCH'S LIVES VOLUME III.|PLUTARCH

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