homoeoteleuton

noun

ho·​moeo·​te·​leu·​ton
plural -s
: an occurrence in writing of the same or similar endings near together (as in neighboring clauses or lines) whether happening by chance or done for rhythmical effect
homoeoteleuton is a frequent cause of omissions in copying

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek homoioteleuton, from neuter of homoioteleutos

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“Homoeoteleuton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homoeoteleuton. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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