One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Punning or playing on words.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin prosonomasia the giving of a nickname from Hellenistic Greek προσονομασία a naming, appellation from ancient Greek προσονομάζειν to call by a name + -ία.
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