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Origin of zeugma
OTHER WORDS FROM zeugmazeug·mat·ic [zoog-mat-ik], /zugˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivezeug·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby zeugma
Example sentences from the Web for zeugma
Lucullus appears to have crossed the Euphrates at a more northern point than Zeugma, where the river was crossed by Crassus.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
The young prince accordingly set out, and reached the city of Zeugma in safety.
There is a zeugma in speaks as applied to ‘thunder’ and ‘chains,’ unless it be taken as in both cases equivalent to denounces.Milton's Comus|John Milton
Zeugma is either upon or near the site of Bir, which is in about 37° N. Lat.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch