Definition of Enallage

1. Noun. A substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial 'we' for 'I').

Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device



Definition of Enallage

1. n. A substitution, as of one part of speech for another, of one gender, number, case, person, tense, mode, or voice, of the same word, for another.

Definition of Enallage

1. Noun. (uncountable rhetoric) Transformation from one grammatically correct form to another. ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable rhetoric) The substitution of one grammatical form for another that violates a grammatical rule. ¹

3. Noun. (rhetoric countable) An application of enallage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enallage

1. the changing of one grammatical tense for another [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enallage

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enallage (current term)
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Literary usage of Enallage

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1. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"Misuse of Words, enallage—Poetic Sounds are Artistic in the Degree in which they really represent Thought and Feeling. HE alteration of words leads to ..."

2. Orthometry: A Treatise on the Art of Versification and the Technicalities of by Robert Frederick Brewer (1893)
"enallage is the use of one part of speech for another, adjectives for adverbs, the past tense for the participle, as: Those more easiest who have learned to ..."

3. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"This case is used with noons in five regular constructions, and in one by enallage. 217. m. The object of a transitive verb in the active voice; as, ..."

4. A Greek grammar to the New Testament, and to the common or Hellenic diction by William Trollope (1842)
"... i -ya like enallage the adjective я-Sí is used in the masculine or neuter, with - j. -ference to a substantive in a different gender and case. ..."

5. Adam's Latin Grammar: With Numerous Additions and Improvements, Designed to by Charles Dexter Cleveland (1836)
"It is an accusative with propter or ad or quod at- tinet ad understood, and may often be translated ' thence,' ' because.' 3. enallage. ... enallage."

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