ETYM Latin, from Greek zeugma yoke, joining. Related to Yoke.
Use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one.
Use of a word to modify two or more words in different ways.
Literary device of using word to modify two other words with only one of which it is correctly used.
Figure of speech in which an adjective or verb is applied to two nouns where it should apply to only one (“See Pan with flocks, with fruits Pomona crowned”—Pan is not crowned with flocks), or where the sense is different with each (“She left in a huff and a taxi”). The latter device, also called syllepsis, is often used in literature to make a comic or satirical point.
Figura pri kojoj se jedan predikat (glagol), koji zapravo pripada samo jednom subjektu, odnosi na više subjekata, ili kad se subjekat koji pripada samo jednom predikatu odnosi na dva ili više predikata, npr.: "Moje oči gledaju na pravednike, a uši na njihove vapaje."