antonomasia


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an·to·no·ma·sia

 (ăn′tə-nə-mā′zhə)
n.
1. The substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name, as in calling a sovereign "Your Majesty."
2. The substitution of a personal name for a common noun to designate a member of a group or class, as in calling a traitor a "Benedict Arnold."

[Latin, from Greek antonomazein, to name instead : anti-, instead of; see anti- + onomazein, to name (from onoma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots).]

an′to·no·mas′tic (-măs′tĭk) adj.
an′to·no·mas′ti·cal·ly adv.

antonomasia

(ˌæntənəˈmeɪzɪə)
n
1. (Rhetoric) the substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name, such as his highness
2. (Rhetoric) the use of a proper name for an idea: he is a Daniel come to judgment.
[C16: via Latin from Greek, from antonomazein to name differently, from onoma name]
antonomastic adj
ˌantonoˈmastically adv

an•to•no•ma•sia

(ˌæn tə nəˈmeɪ ʒə)

n.
1. the substitution of an epithet or appellative for an individual's name, as his lordship.
2. the use of the name of a person or character noted for a particular characteristic, as Casanova, to designate a person or class having the same characteristic.
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek, derivative of antonomázein to call by a new name]
an`to•no•mas′tic (-ˈmæs tɪk) adj.
an`to•no•mas′ti•cal•ly, adv.

antonomasia

1. the use of an epithet or appellative for an individual’s name, as his excellency.
2. the use of a proper name to express a general idea or to designate others sharing a particular characteristic, as a Rockefeïler. — antonomastic, adj.
See also: Names

antonomasia

The use of a person’s title instead of his or her name, or the use of a name to stand for an idea.
Translations

antonomasia

[ˌæntənəˈmeɪzɪə] n (frm) → antonomasia
References in classic literature ?
She was the widow of King Archipiela, her lord and husband, and of their marriage they had issue the Princess Antonomasia, heiress of the kingdom; which Princess Antonomasia was reared and brought up under my care and direction, I being the oldest and highest in rank of her mother's duennas.
The entanglement remained for some time a secret, kept hidden by my cunning precautions, until I perceived that a certain expansion of waist in Antonomasia must before long disclose it, the dread of which made us all there take counsel together, and it was agreed that before the mischief came to light, Don Clavijo should demand Antonomasia as his wife before the Vicar, in virtue of an agreement to marry him made by the princess, and drafted by my wit in such binding terms that the might of Samson could not have broken it.
Con ello, la red social por antonomasia desea lavar su imagen y, de cierta manera, volver a sus inicios.
Con el rojo como protagonista, color de la pasion y el optimismo por antonomasia, la Reina de alguna forma anticipaba la Navidad.
Estilizada en su dia como la representacion por antonomasia de un nuevo Prometeo industrial, Franklin trocaba, sin embargo, la complejidad de significados que encierra el proceso esclarecedor--la experiencia apolinea de la claridad, la vision profetica de Indra, Agni y Surya, o la conciencia revolucionaria moderna que representan Leone Ebreo, Giordano Bruno o Nietzsche.
De ahi la importancia del bano en esa antitesis del espacio publico y escenario erotico por antonomasia.
Pero el culpable es el luminoso Aristoteles, el Filosofo por antonomasia, el autor del primer libro de logica y de la Etica a Nicomaco, insuperada obra maestra sobre la materia.
Astuta Aracne, arana por antonomasia, al atardecer ara las almohadas de ambiciosos andariegos asegurandose atarlos cuando aterrizan las alondras, asi las aves aguardan la alborada anudando en las ansias acechantes de aquellos alocados audaces que al andar de aca para alla amenazan las areas de acceso a las iluminaciones.
Morale che dimostra di avere dimenticato anche il napoletano Ottavio Aretusi, "uomo di mala vita" del Frappatore, o Lelio, il bugiardo per antonomasia, veneziano si, ma educato a Napoli e aquesta educazione--che si suppone esecrabile--dobbiamo la serie inesauribile delle sue "spiritose invenzioni", dalle quali discendera il disordine della commedia: antieroi tutti, li definisce Antonia Lezza, assunti in commedia in quanto funzionali al disegno drammaturgico goldoniano.
Sin embargo la deriva moderna de la ficcion ya introdujo en los comienzos del siglo XX el escenario por antonomasia del heroe moderno: la ciudad.
El automovil no debe representar el medio de transporte por antonomasia en las ciudades, sino que es el transporte publico y los vehiculos no motorizados aquellos que debieran representar la nueva tendencia de la movilizacion urbana.
Fue el gran analista social, politico, y cultural por antonomasia, del ultimo tercio del siglo XX y principios del siglo XXI.