Figure Name episynaloephe
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms episynaloepha, conglutinatio
Etymology None
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Phonological

Blending two syllables together into one (rather than simply omitting one of two neighboring vowels [=synaloepha]). The opposite of diaeresis. A kind of metaplasm.


Fixerit æripedem [instead of aëripedem] cervam —Vergil, Georgics

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures diaeresis, metaplasm, syncope, ecthlipsis
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Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashwini Namasivayam
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