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Meaning of POLYPTOTON

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  repetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence; "My own heart's heart"
 

POLYPTOTON is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: repetition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pol`yp*to"ton\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? having, or being
in, many cases; poly`s many + ? case.] (Rhet.)
A figure by which a word is repeated in different forms,
cases, numbers, genders, etc., as in Tennyson's line, -- ``My
own heart's heart, and ownest own, farewell.''

 

 

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