Zeug"ma (?), n. [L., from Gr. , fr. to yoke, join. See Yoke.] Gram.

A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.


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