prosopopoeia  prosopopoeia
 pro-so-po-pe'-i-a from Gk. prosopon, "face," "person"
and poiein, "to make"
conformatio, personae confictio
the counterfait in personation
  1. A synonym for the figure of speech personification
  2. The progymnasmata exercise, impersonation.

Sources: Aquil. 3 ("prosopopoeia," "personae confictio"); Peacham (1577) O3r ("prosopeia"); Putt. (1589) 246 ("prosopopeia," "the counterfait in personation"); Day 1599 90

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