homoeoteleuton

noun ho·moeo·te·leu·ton

Definition of homoeoteleuton

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of homoeoteleuton

Late Latin, from Greek homoioteleuton, from neuter of homoioteleutos


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