Definition of antanaclasis in English:

antanaclasis

noun

Rhetoric
  • A figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense.

Origin

Late 16th century. From post-classical Latin antanaclasis figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense (636 in Isidore; in classical Latin in Quintilian as a Greek word) from Hellenistic Greek ἀντανάκλασις reflection, echo, also figure of speech involving repetition of a word in a different sense (in scholia (medieval Greek or earlier) on Apollonius Rhodius 1. 746) from ancient Greek ἀντι- + ἀνάκλασις, after Hellenistic Greek ἀντανακλᾶν to reflect, bend back.

Pronunciation

antanaclasis

/ˌantənəˈkleɪsɪs/