Zeugma (ə or ə; from the Ancient Greek ζεῦγμα, zeûgma, lit. `a yoking together`) and syllepsis (s; from the Ancient Greek σύλληψις, sullēpsis, lit. `a taking together`) are figures of speech in which one single phrase or word joins different parts of a sentence. == Definition == There are multiple and sometimes conflicting d...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma
• (n.) 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;` where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/zeugma/
use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one; ``Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave` is an example of zeugma`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Zeugma is a literary journal published in St. John`s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. First published in February 2006 by Meghan Beresford and Tomasz Mrozewski, Zeugma has grown to publish 400 copies per quarter, and includes primarily Canadian content, with a number of international items. Its ISSN is 1718-5475. == Co...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma_(literary_journal)
[ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to yoke, join. See Yoke
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
;' where fuit...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/Z/3
Artfully using a single verb to refer to two different objects grammatically, or artfully using an aFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22385
Figure of speech in which a verb or adjective is applied to two nouns, but where one of the applications is inappropriate e.g. 'with weeping eyes and hearts'.
Found on http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/glossary_of_poetic_terms.htm
Thomas thomas's latin-english dictionary (1587) translates this as 'a figure whereby many clauses arFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22429
two different words linked to a verb or an adjective which is strictly appropriate to only one of them.
*Nor Mars his sword, nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory.
*Longa tibi exsilia et vastum maris aequor arandum. Vergil, Aeneid
Found on http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html
use of a word to modify two or more words in different waysFound on http://phrontistery.info/z.html
- use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only oneFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=zeugma
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