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- n. Transformation from one grammatically correct form to another.
- n. The substitution of one grammatical form for another that violates a grammatical rule.
- n. An application of enallage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substitution, as of one part of speech for another, of one gender, number, case, person, tense, mode, or voice, of the same word, for another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, a figure consisting in the substitution of one form, inflection, or part of speech for another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')
Ans. That huper pantos, “for every one,” is here used for huper pantōn, “for all,” by an enallage of the number, is by all acknowledged.
[FN#328] Here is the normal enallage of persons, "luh" = to him for "lí" = to me.
[FN#615] Here is a third enallage, the King returning to the first person, the oratio directa.
[FN#617] Here again is a fourth enallage; the scribe continuing the narrative.
Mr. Payne complains of the obscurity of the original owing to abuse of the figure enallage; but I find them explicit enough, referring to some debauched elder after the type of Abu Nowas.
[Greek: elpis esti] standing for [Greek: elpizousi], by a frequent enallage.
 On the enallage [Greek: sômati] for [Greek: sômasi] see Griffiths.
I will further spare four out of the seven figures of less note: emphasis, enallage, and the hysteron proteron you must have; because emphasis graces Irish diction, enallage unbinds it from strict grammatical fetters, and hysteron proteron allows it sometimes to put the cart before the horse.
[Footnote 355: This sudden change from the third to the second person, in speaking of Nicostratus, is a characteristic example of Boccaccio's constant abuse of the figure enallage in his dialogues.] [Footnote 356: _i. e._ those eyes.]
Second, perhaps this example is not an error at all, but rather a poetic deviation from standard diction in order to enhance the impact of the claim -- a trick known as enallage.
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