Definition of paregmenon in English:

paregmenon

noun

Rhetoric
  • A rhetorical technique by which a word is used immediately next to another word from which it is derived.

Pronunciation

paregmenon

/pəˈrɛɡmɪnɒn/ /pəˈrɛɡmɪnən/

Origin

Late 16th century. From ancient Greek παρηγμένον, neuter of παρηγμένος derived, perfect participle passive of παράγειν to lead aside, change.