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Meaning of "antonomasia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ANTONOMASIA

Via Latin from Greek, from antonomazein to name differently, from onoma name.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTONOMASIA

antonomasia  [ˌæntənəˈmeɪzɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTONOMASIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Antonomasia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANTONOMASIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Antonomasia

In rhetoric, antonomasia is a substitution of any epithet or phrase for a proper name, such as "the little corporal" for Napoleon I. The reverse process is also sometimes called antonomasia. The word derives from the Greek ἀντονομασία, antonomasia, itself from the verb ἀντονομάζειν, antonomazein, meaning "to name differently". Antonomasia is a particular form of metonymy. The name used to substitute an abstract notion or personal trait is commonly called archetype or, more specifically, archetypal name. A frequent instance of antonomasia in the Late Middle Ages and early Renaissance was the use of the term "the Philosopher" to refer to Aristotle. A more recent example of the other form of antonomasia was the use of "Solons" for "the legislators" in 1930s journalism, after the semi-legendary Solon, lawgiver of Athens.

Definition of antonomasia in the English dictionary

The definition of antonomasia in the dictionary is the substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name, such as his highness. Other definition of antonomasia is the use of a proper name for an idea.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANTONOMASIA


aphasia
əˈfeɪzɪə
Australasia
ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə
brasier
ˈbreɪzɪə
brazier
ˈbreɪzɪə
Caucasia
kɔːˈkeɪzɪə
crazier
ˈkreɪzɪə
dysphasia
dɪsˈfeɪzɪə
dysplasia
dɪsˈpleɪzɪə
ectasia
ɛkˈteɪzɪə
euthanasia
ˌjuːθəˈneɪzɪə
fantasia
fænˈteɪzɪə
glazier
ˈɡleɪzɪə
grazier
ˈɡreɪzɪə
gymnasia
dʒɪmˈneɪzɪə
Malaysia
məˈleɪzɪə
metaplasia
ˌmɛtəˈpleɪzɪə
neoplasia
ˌniːəˈpleɪzɪə
paronomasia
ˌpærənəʊˈmeɪzɪə
phlegmasia
flɛɡˈmeɪzɪə
telangiectasia
tɪˌlændʒɪɛkˈteɪzɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTONOMASIA

antoninianus
Antoninus
Antoninus Pius
Antonioni
Antonius
antonomastic
antonomastically
Antony
antonym
antonymic
antonymous
antonymy
antra
antral
antre

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANTONOMASIA

asia
abasia
achalasia
achondroplasia
alocasia
anaplasia
Anastasia
aplasia
astasia
Austrasia
dyscrasia
Eurasia
hemostasia
hip dysplasia
hyperplasia
hypoplasia
Laurasia
Malvasia
Transcaucasia
voluntary euthanasia

Synonyms and antonyms of antonomasia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «antonomasia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTONOMASIA

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The translations of antonomasia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «antonomasia» in English.

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借代
1,325 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
570 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
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antonomasia
380 millions of speakers
ar

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antonomasia
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Antonomasia
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antonomásia
270 millions of speakers

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, antonomasia
260 millions of speakers

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antonomase
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Antonomasia
190 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
180 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
130 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
85 millions of speakers

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Antonomasia
85 millions of speakers
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antonomasia
80 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
75 millions of speakers

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एंटोनोमासिया
75 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
70 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
65 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
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Antonomasia
40 millions of speakers

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antonomasia
30 millions of speakers
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antonomasia
15 millions of speakers
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antonomasia
14 millions of speakers
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antonomasia
10 millions of speakers
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antonomasia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of antonomasia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTONOMASIA»

The term «antonomasia» is regularly used and occupies the 89.695 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTONOMASIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about antonomasia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTONOMASIA»

Discover the use of antonomasia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to antonomasia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Literary Rhetoric: A Foundation for Literary Study
Inst. 8.6.29-30 antonomasia, quae aliquid pro nomine ponit, poetis utroque modo frequentissima, et per epitheton (cf. § 677), quod detracto eo cui apponitur valet pro nomine: "Tydides " (= Diomedes), "Pelides " (= Achilles}; et ex his quae in ...
Heinrich Lausberg, David E. Orton, R. Dean Anderson, 1998
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Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin
29); further reflections on antonomasia can be found at y. 325 (8, 6, 43) and 3: 351 (9, 1, 6). These later remarks both concern the relation of antonomasia to epithet: only insofar as an epithet functions as an antonomasia can it be considered a ...
Peter David Fenves, 2001
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Tropical Truth(s): The Epistemology of Metaphor and other Tropes
Introduction Metonymic antonomasia Metaphorical antonomasia Quixotism of culture Conclusion 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 0. Introduction Antonomasia is generally regarded as a minor figure of speech and therefore not treated as a princess among the ...
Armin Burkhardt, Brigitte Nerlich, 2010
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Grammar and Philosophy in Late Antiquity: A Study of ...
that antonomasia is a word which signifies a proper noun by means of accidents. The use of the term 'accidents' is even less philosophical here; the example domitor marts stands for Neptune ('the one who tames the sea'). It might be fair to  ...
Anneli Luhtala, 2005
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Don Quixote Explained Reference Guide: Character ...
Biography: Since Princess Antonomasia is the daughter of Queen Maguncia and King Archipiela she is the heiress to the Kingdom of Kandy. She is brought up under the care and tutelage of a Countess named Trifaldi—her mother's most ...
Emre Gurgen, 2014
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Unspeakable Subjects: The Genealogy of the Event in Early ...
In this case, however, Cervantes names for us the very opposite strategy: Antonomasia, the princess or queen who is returned to her own place, also bears the name of a figure of speech, the figure that substitutes a name for an attribute or an ...
Jacques Lezra, 1997
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Sounds Good on Paper: How to Bring Business Language to Life
When Rumpole of the Bailey dubbed his wife, 'she who must be obeyed', he was employing an antonomasia. Confusingly, the reverse – a proper name used to replace a generic noun – is also an antonomasia: 'Quisling' (Norwegian fascist ...
Roger Horberry, 2010
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The House of My Sojourn: Rhetoric, Women, and the Question ...
Antonomasia (figure 2.3) literally means “naming instead,”38 and this action grants it strong familial ties to metonymy's action of changing (direction) with its addition architecturally bounded to subtraction. Basically, this trope calls the woman ...
Jane S. Sutton, 2010
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English Rhetoric
The word " antonomasia " derives from the Greek word " antonomazein " , meaning " to call by another name " . Like metaphor , metonymy and synecdoche , antonomasia also involves substitution. It is the replacement of a proper noun by a ...
Xiuguo Zhang, 2005
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Premises: Essays on Philosophy and Literature from Kant to Celan
Wherever names and nouns, singular and general terms, can be generated from one another through antonomasia, critical distinctions in the domain of concept are no longer possible without qualification. And the same can be said of the ...
Werner Hamacher, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTONOMASIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term antonomasia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Campanelli anti-orso? Aumentano i pericoli
... di campanacci svolgono la funzione di ammansire le forze selvagge della Natura, di cui l'orso è sempre stato simbolo per antonomasia. «l'Adige - Quotidiano indipendente del Trentino Alto Adige, Jun 15»
2
Elogio de Dick Tracy
Productos por antonomasia de repúblicas madisonianas, de Politeias en la clasificación aristotélica, los superhéroes son seres atormentados, ... «14ymedio.com, Jun 15»
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L'atteggiamento di grande responsabilità dei tifosi genoani – La …
Tre è il numero perfetto per antonomasia. E sono tre i punti che hanno chiesto i tifosi rossoblù ieri in assemblea al presidente Enrico Preziosi: ... «Pianetagenoa1893.net, Jun 15»
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Aki Kaurismäki: un cineasta para el XXI
Melodrama en estado puro, Juha, sin embargo, es la austeridad por antonomasia: blanco y negro, intertítulos a la manera del cine silente, pero ... «Cuba Contemporánea, Jun 15»
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10 ruoli che hanno definito Brad Pitt al cinema
Messo accanto a uno dei belli per antonomasia della Hollywood di quegli anni (sarà l'unica volta che i due si incontreranno su un set) Brad Pitt ... «Wired.it, Jun 15»
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Ed è già Biennale
A inaugurare la rassegna non poteva che essere la Galleria internazionale d'arte moderna di Ca' Pesaro, luogo per antonomasia dedicato al ... «Inside Art, May 15»
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El año más violento
Chastain encarna a la femme fatale por antonomasia: rubia, delirante y peligrosa –imaginen una fusión entre Michelle Pfeiffer en Scarface y ... «Cine Premiere, May 15»
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Il Bitto storico, formaggio ribelle, alla TV tedesca come simbolo dell …
... Food a sottolineare il legame profondo e speciale (e possiamo ormai dire... storico) tra la Chiocciola e il formaggio ribelle per antonomasia. «Valtellina News, May 15»
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Batman vs. Superman en los videojuegos
Ha bastado con apenas dos minutos para que el filme que unirá a los dos superhéroes por antonomasia despierte una expectación inusitada ... «IGN España, Apr 15»
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Findus: tv e web (in definizione) per il lancio di Dolce Buongiorno
Findus, brand per antonomasia del Frozen Food, amplia il suo mondo di riferimento e sbarca su un settore merceologico del tutto nuovo, quello ... «Engage, Apr 15»

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