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enallage

[en-al-uh-jee]
noun Rhetoric.
  1. the use of one grammatical form in place of another, as the plural for the singular in the editorial use of we.
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Origin of enallage

1575–85; < Late Latin < Greek enallagḗ an interchange, derivative from base of enalláttein to give in exchange; cf. en-2, agio
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Examples from the Web for enallage

Historical Examples

  • Boccaccio constantly uses this irregular form of enallage, especially in dialogue.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

    Giovanni Boccaccio