ad-no-mi-na'-ti-o Also spelled agnominatio

  1. A synonym for paronomasia.
  2. A synonym for polyptoton.
  3. Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning.
  (of definition #3) Mr. Oake, with his 5' 3" stature, really seemed more of an acorn.
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  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.21-22.29-31

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