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Sep 27, 2013
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Words about words

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shibboleth
hypocorism
polysemous
lapsus linguae
paregmenon

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with Anu Garg

paregmenon

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-REG-muh-non)

MEANING:
noun: The juxtaposition of words that have the same roots. Examples: sense and sensibility, a manly man, the texture of textile.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek paregmenon, from paragein (to bring side by side). Earliest documented use: 1577.

USAGE:
"The Songs poets also used paregmenon for more than two words in succession ("Climbed those high hills,/ Ridged hills and higher heights").
William McNaughton; The Book of Songs; Twayne Publishers; 1971.

See more usage examples of paregmenon in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

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