homoeosis homoeosis
 ho-mee-o'-sis Gk. "a becoming like"
Also sp. omiosis

  Beautifying, enforcing and enlarging language through comparison. Bede identifies three figures that peform this: icon, parabola, and paradigma.

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Sources: Bede 618; Putt. (1589) 247 ("omiosis," "resemblance"); Day 1599 99 ("omiosis")

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