antiptosis  antiptosis
 an-tip-to'-sis from Gk. anti, "in exchange"
and ptosis, "falling, case"
casus pro casu ("case for case")

A type of enallage in which one grammatical case is substituted for another.
Note: In English, this is apparent only with pronouns, unlike in inflected languages (Greek, Latin, German, etc.)
  Me Jane, Tarzan.
"Me" is used (the objective case pronoun) instead of the proper subjective case pronoun, "I". This example also includes ellipsis of the verb "am"
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See Also

  Sources: Sherry (1550) 31 ("antiptosis," "casus pro casu"); Peacham (1577) H3r

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