Figure Name polyonymia
Source Bullinger (1898) ("polyonymia; or, many names")
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Synonyms many names
Etymology Gr. pol'-y-o-nym'-i-a Gr. "having many names," or "more than one name:" from polys "many" and onoma "a name"
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1. An Application of Aenigma to the Names of Persons or Places... It is not uncommon for persons or places to be known by different names. (Bullinger, 763)


1. Gen. 10:10; 11:2. -"The Land of Shinar" is another name for Babel or Babylon. Babylon must be intended by "the land of Shinar" in the prophecy of the "Ephah" (Zech. 5:11). Had the name Babylon been used here it might have been urged that it was put by Enigma for some other place; but, when "the land of Shinar" is used for Babylon it can hardly be that, after this, Babylon can be used for some other name by a double use of the figure. (Bullinger, 764)

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