antonomasia

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English[edit]

Examples (use of a proper name for its attribute)

Can we depend on the Solons in Washington to save us?

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

antonomasia (countable and uncountable, plural antonomasias)

  1. (rhetoric) The substitution of an epithet or title in place of a proper noun
  2. (rhetoric) Use of a proper name to suggest its most obvious quality or aspect.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasie)

  1. antonomasia

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [a̠n.to̞.no̞ˈma̠.sja̠]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía), "other name"

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasias)

  1. antonomasia