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]

From Latin antonomasia, Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæntənəʊˈmeɪzɪə/, /ænˌtɒnəʊˈmeɪzɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæntənəˈmeɪʒə/

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antonomasia, Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasie)

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (genitive antonomasiae); first declension

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative antonomasia antonomasiae
genitive antonomasiae antonomasiārum
dative antonomasiae antonomasiīs
accusative antonomasiam antonomasiās
ablative antonomasiā antonomasiīs
vocative antonomasia antonomasiae

References[edit]

  • antonomasia in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin antonomasia, Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [a̠n.to̞.no̞ˈma̠.sja̠]

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasias)

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia