Definition for ZEUG'MA

ZEUG'MA, n. [Gr. ζευγμα, from ζευγνυω, to join. See Yoke.]

A figure in grammar by which an adjective or verb which agrees with a nearer word, is by way of supplement, referred to another more remote. Thus in Virgil, “Hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;” where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma. – Cyc.

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