noun Grammar, Rhetoric.
Origin of zeugma
Examples 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
Word Origin for zeugma
1580s, "a single word (usually a verb or adjective) made to refer to two or more words in a sentence," from Greek, literally "a yoking," from zeugnynai "to yoke" (see jugular).