|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Macbeth (1876) ("combination"); Bullinger (1898) ("syntheton; or, combination")|
|Etymology||Gr. sun "together" and tithenai "to place"|
1. When by convention two words are joined by a conjunction for emphasis. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. Combination is another etymological figure for the first time discovered, when two or more words are joined into one, usually to produce a fantastic effect. (Macbeth)
3. A placing together of two Words by Usage... It is used of this Figure because two words are by common usage joined by a conjunction for the sake of emphasis, as when we say "time and tide," "end and aim," "rank and fortune." (Bullinger, 466)
1. Bread and wine.
2. It is Charles Lamb who tells us of a rollicking personage, whose manners were of the "How-do-ye-do-George-my-boy" sort of style. (Macbeth)
2. In New England they talk, with profound respect, of a "Go-to-meetin' coat." (Macbeth)
3. Gen. 18:27. -"Dust and ashes."
|Related Figures||hendiadys, figures of etymology|
|Notes||Entered by Ashwini.|
|Last Editor||Ioanna Malton|
|Editorial Notes||rm type of, not sure they apply|