metonymia

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: me‧to‧ny‧mia

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin metonymia, from Ancient Greek μετονομασία ‎(metonomasía, change of name), from μετά ‎(metá, other) + ὄνομα ‎(ónoma, name).

Noun[edit]

metonymia f ‎(plural metonymia's, diminutive metonymiaatje n)

  1. (literature) A metaphor by which an inclusive term stands for something included, or vice versa; a metaphor in which a part is spoken of as the whole (hand for laborer) or vice-versa (the court for the judge).

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