Latin definition for: paragoge, paragoges


  • declension: undeclined


  1. paragoge, addition of letter/syllable to word (for emphasis)
  2. word-lengthening
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Literature, Schools
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Having only single citation in Oxford Latin Dictionary or Lewis + Short
  • Source: Lewis & Short, “A Latin Dictionary”, 1879 (Lewis & Short)

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