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Webster

English Word:

hypallage


English Pronunciation:

hy•pal•la•ge


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Latin), from (Greek)


⇨Definition

(Grammar) A figure consisting of a transference of attributes from their proper subjects to other. Thus Virgil says, "dare classibus austros," to give the winds to the fleets, instead of dare classibus austris, to give the fleets to the winds. The hypallage, of which Virgil is fonder than any other writer, is much the gravest fault in language. Landor.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin hypallage, from Ancient Greek ὑπαλλαγή (hupallagē), from ὑπό (hupo, “hypo-”) + ἀλλάσσειν (allassein, “to exchange”).


Synonyms:

transferred epithet


Noun:

hypallage (plural hypallages) (rhetoric, grammar) A construction in which a modifier with meaning associated with one word appears grammatically applied to another, often used as literary device.


Reference:

hypallage

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