An Introduction to Adnominatio
Adnominatio is the repetition of words with the same root word. It is a literary device by which the sound of a particular word is echoed by another word in the same sentence.
Adnominatio may also use a morphemeOpens in new window (a basic meaning of a syllable in linguistics) and use it in different ways. However, the different ways often oppose each other, creating opposite meanings using the same word or syllable. An example of words created from the morpheme of “time” are as follows:
- nighttime, pastime, peacetime, and meantime.