Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Metonymy (μετωνυμία_ change of name) is the substitution of one word for another to which it stands in some close relation. Thus: “We wish that infancy may learn the purpose of its creation from maternal lips”: Webster.

μῖσος loathed object, ὦ κάθαρμα you scum! συμμαχία_ allies, ἐν Βοιωτοῖς in Boeotia, θέα_τρον spectators, μάχη battlefield, ἵππος cavalry, ἰχθύες fish-market.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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