Main meanings of diallage in English

: diallage1diallage2

diallage1

noun

rare Rhetoric
  • A figure of speech by which arguments, after having been considered from various points of view, are all brought to bear on one point.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From post-classical Latin diallage, denoting a figure of speech from ancient Greek διαλλαγή interchange from διαλλαγ-, aorist stem of διαλλάσσειν to interchange from δια- + ἀλλάσσειν to change, exchange.

Pronunciation

diallage

/dʌɪˈalədʒi/ /dʌɪˈaləɡi/

Main meanings of diallage in English

: diallage1diallage2

diallage2

(also dialage)

noun

rare Mineralogy
  • Any of various mineral varieties (originally amphiboles and pyroxenes; in later use specifically clinopyroxenes, as diopside and augite) which display distinct pinacoidal lamination, often with other minerals between the plates.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Jameson (1774–1854), geologist and natural historian. From French diallage from ancient Greek διαλλαγή.

Pronunciation

diallage

/ˈdʌɪəlɪdʒ/