antonomasia

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See also: antonomásia

English[edit]

Examples (use of an epithet or title for a proper noun)

Come quickly, your lordship! [to an earl]

Examples (use of a proper name for its attribute)

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

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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.
    • [1835, L[arret] Langley, A Manual of the Figures of Rhetoric, [], Doncaster: Printed by C. White, Baxter-Gate, OCLC 1062248511, page 70:
      Antonomasia proper names imparts
      From kindred, country, epithets, and arts.
      ]
  2. (rhetoric) Use of a proper name to suggest its most obvious quality or aspect.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin antonomasia, from Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /an.to.noˈma.zja/
  • Rhymes: -azja
  • Hyphenation: an‧to‧no‧mà‧sia

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasie)

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

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Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (genitive antonomasiae); first declension

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative antonomasia antonomasiae
Genitive antonomasiae antonomasiārum
Dative antonomasiae antonomasiīs
Accusative antonomasiam antonomasiās
Ablative antonomasiā antonomasiīs
Vocative antonomasia antonomasiae

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin antonomasia, Ancient Greek ἀντονομασία (antonomasía, antonomasia).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /antonoˈmasja/ [ãn̪.t̪o.noˈma.sja]
  • Rhymes: -asja
  • Hyphenation: an‧to‧no‧ma‧sia

Noun[edit]

antonomasia f (plural antonomasias)

  1. (rhetoric) antonomasia

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