Figure Name hypozeugma
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm);Mosellanus a5r; Susenbrotus (1540) 26; Peacham (1577) K3r; Putt. (1589) 176 ("hypozeugma," "mesozeugma") ; JG Smith (1665) ("hypozeugma")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms rerewarder
Etymology Gk. hypo, "slightly" and zeugma, "yoke"
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Syntactic

1. Placing last, in a construction containing several words or phrases of equal value, the word or words on which all of them depend. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Hypozeugma the third kind [of zeugma], when the common word is put in the last clause.

3. Hypozeugma, a joyning together in the end: a figure when the common word is put in the last clause: in Zeugma.; [3.] Hypozeugma, which is when the Verb or Adjective, or the common word is put in the last clause, or in the end of the clause. (JG Smith)


1. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears... (Silva Rhetoricae)

1. Assure yourself that Damon to his Pythias, Pylades to his Orestes, Titus to his Gysippus, Theseus to his Pyrothus, Scipio to his Laelius, was never found more faithful than Euphues will be to his Philautus. —John Lyly, Euphues (Silva Rhetoricae)

1. Nihil ne te nocturnum praesidium palatii, nihil urbis vigilae, nihil timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic muntissimus habendi senatus locus, nihil horum ora vultusque moverunt? —Cicero In Catalinam. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. The foundation of freedome, the fountaine of equitie, the safegard of wealth, and custodie of life, is preserved by lawes. (Peacham)

3. The foundation of freedom, the fountain of equity, the safeguard of wealth, and custody of life is preserved by laws. (JG Smith)

Kind Of Omission
Part Of zeugma
Related Figures syllepsis, ellipsis, parallelism, prozeugma, epizeugma, mesozeugma, synzeugma, diazeugma, hypozeuxis, figures of omission
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Nike Abbott
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No