(plural polyptota or polyptotons)
An example of polyptoton appears in the following quote with variation on the word feed:
- c1595, William Shakespeare, s:Richard II, act II, scene i,
- With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
Via Latin, from Ancient Greek πολύπτωτον (poluptōton), neuter of πολύπτωτος (poluptōtos, “having many cases”), from πολύς (polus, “many”) + πίπτω (piptō, “I fall”).