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hypallage


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypallage  \Hy*pal"la*ge\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  prop.,  interchange, 
  exchange,  fr  ?  to  interchange;  ?  under  +  ?  to  change.] 
  (Gram.) 
  A  figure  consisting  of  a  transference  of  attributes  from 
  their  proper  subjects  to  other  Thus  Virgil  says,  ``dare 
  classibus  austros,''  to  give  the  winds  to  the  fleets,  instead 
  of  dare  classibus  austris,  to  give  the  fleets  to  the  winds. 
 
  The  hypallage,  of  which  Virgil  is  fonder  than  any  other 
  writer,  is  much  the  gravest  fault  in  language. 
  --Landor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypallage 
  n  :  reversal  of  the  syntactic  relation  of  two  words  (as  in  `her 
  beauty's  face') 




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