agnomination

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin agnominatio.

Noun[edit]

agnomination (plural agnominations)

  1. (rhetoric) A paronomasia, or allusion of one word to another
  2. (rhetoric) An alliteration.
  3. (rhetoric) polyptoton.
  4. (rhetoric) Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning.