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Antanaclasis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antanaclasis (Rhet) A figure which consists in repeating the same word in a different sense; as, Learn some craft when young, that when old you may live without craft.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n antanaclasis In rhetoric, a figure which consists in repeating the same word in a different sense: as, while we live, let us live; learn some craft when young, that when old you may live without craft.
    • n antanaclasis In grammar, a repetition, after a long parenthesis, of a word or words preceding it: as, shall that heart (which has been thought to be the seat of emotion, and which is the center of the body's life), shall that heart, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; + a bending back and breaking. See Anaclastic