a form of speech in which a key word is repeated and used in a different, and sometimes contrary, way for a play on words, as in The craft of a politician is to appear before the public without craft.
In Cicero’s treatise on Oratory, a variety of instances of the antanaclasis are quoted, and highly praised by him for their wit.
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a city in and the capital of Madagascar, in the central part. an island republic in the Indian Ocean, about 240 miles (385 km) off the SE coast of Africa: formerly a French colony; gained independence 1960. 227,800 sq. mi. (590,000 sq. km). Capital: Antananarivo. Historical Examples Their capital city of Antananarivo, in the center […]
the three angas pertaining to the mind: dharana or concentration, dhyana or meditation, and samadhi or contemplation.
- Antarctic archipelago
a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the NW coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. noun the former name of the Palmer Archipelago noun a group of islands between South America and Antarctica: part of the British Antarctic Territory, formerly the British colony of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies. (Claims are suspended under […]
- Antarctic beech
noun any tree of the genus Nothofagus, related to the beech and native to temperate Australasia and South America, esp Nothofagus cunninghamii of SE Australia or Nothofagus moorei of NE Australia