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ζεῦγμα , ατος, τό, (ζεύγνυμι)
A.that which is used for joining, band, bond, τὸ ζ. τοῦ λιμένος the barrier of ships moored across the mouth of the harbour, Th.7.69, cf. 70, D.S.13.14:—written ζεογμα , Rev.Phil.50.70 (Didyma, ii B.C.).
2. bridge of boats, AP9.147 (Antag.); “τὰ ζ. τῶν ποταμῶνD.H.9.31, cf. Plu.2.174e, etc.; pier or platform formed by lashing several vessels together, Plb.3.46.2, Plu.Marc.14, 15.
3. canal-lock, PPetr.2p.123, 3p.210 (iii B.C.): metaph., ζεύγματ᾽ ἀνάγκης the bonds of necessity, E.IA443.
II. Gramm., zeugma, a figure of speech, wherein two subjects are used jointly with the same predicate, which strictly belongs only to one, Alex. Fig.2.17.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.14
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 443
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.46.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 7.69
    • Plutarch, Marcellus, 14
    • Plutarch, Marcellus, 15
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 9.31
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