A homologue or homologous term (from ancient Greek ὁμολογία homología , German 'correspondence' ) is an expression that is an example of its meaning due to its shape. This means that homologs are autologous .
- The term eighteen letters is homologous because it has 18 letters itself. The same applies z. B. for "three-syllable", "German", "lower case" and "noun".
- The term shibboleth was used in a biblical story as shibboleth, so it was a homologue.
- The expression assimilation is itself an example of an assimilation (<Latin assimilis from ad + similis ).
- old bahuvrihi ›having a lot of rice‹ is itself a bahuvrihi (possessive compound)
- The English expression haplogy ("haplology") is itself an example of haplology / syllable shrinkage .
- The term dead metaphor ('lexicalized / faded metaphor') is more of a reciprocal homolog, namely a living metaphor, or a heterologous .
- The word spelling errors has a spelling mistake .
- Homologous. In: Metzler Lexikon der Sprache, 2nd edition 2005, p. 280
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