n.1.(Rhet.) An ambiguous speech; a figure in which a word is used an equivocal sense.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The so-called 'new', or 'experimental' novel (1) in Swahili emerged in the early 1990s with the publication of its founding text, the dilogy Nagona and Mzingile by Euphrase Kezilahabi.
The hero feeds him and treats him in every way; one day strong rain falls, the nature, nearly finished by the war, starts to revive, and the hero meets a magic girl, whom he marries (throughout the dilogy she is also featured as a supernatural creature called Nagona), and it appears that they are bound to become Adam and Eve of the new and better mankind.
His two works written in the course of the 'new' novel--Bina-Adamu ("Wonder-man", 2002) and Musaleo ("Moses of Today", 2005)--bear a considerable number of inter-textual links with Kezilahabi's dilogy (see Wamitila, "Mahojiano Mafupi na Lutz Diegner juu ya Riwaya ya Bina-Adamu', Bertoncini et al.
For the same reasons, I do not find the idea of a dilogy, Prometheus Bound, Prometheus Unbound, attractive, or think convincing the arguments against the existence of Prometheus Pyrphoros, or for its identity with Prometheus Pyrkaieus, the satyr play produced with Persians in 472.