Pol`yp*to"ton (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. having, or being in, many cases; many + case.] Rhet.

A figure by which a word is repeated in different forms, cases, numbers, genders, etc., as in Tennyson's line, -- "My own heart's heart, and ownest own, farewell."

 

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