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Ancient Greek


tautegorical (comparative more tautegorical, superlative most tautegorical)

  1. Expressing the same thing with different words.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      I have only to add, that these analogies are the material, or (to speak chemically) the base, of Symbols and symbolical expressions; the nature of which is always tautegorical, that is, expressing the same subject but with a difference, in contradistinction from metaphors and similitudes, that are always allegorical, that is, expressing a different subject but with a resemblance.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tautegorical in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)