Epizeugma, a specific subset of zeugma, is a grammatical construct in which one verb governs two or more phrases, with the verb being placed either at the beginning or the end of the entire sentence. The word is derived from Greek epi "upon" + zeugma "yoking," suggesting "joined at the top."

William Shakespeare in Hamlet uses both the ending variety: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be," and the beginning variety: "Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar."

Iron Noder 2016, 5/30

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