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EtymologyEdit

Via Latin, from Ancient Greek πολύπτωτον (polúptōton), neuter of πολύπτωτος (polúptōtos, having many cases), from πολύς (polús, many) + πίπτω (píptō, I fall).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɑ.ləpˈtoʊ.tɑn/
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polyptoton (plural polyptota or polyptotons)

  1. (rhetoric) A stylistic scheme in which words from the same root are used together, or a word is repeated in a different inflection or case.

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An example of polyptoton appears in the following quote with variation on the word feed:

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