asyndeton

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Examples (rhetoric)

that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth
- Abraham Lincoln

Etymology[edit]

From Latin asyndeton, from Ancient Greek ἀσύνδετον (asúndeton, unconnected).

Noun[edit]

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asyndeton (plural asyndetons or asyndeta)

  1. (rhetoric) A stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of words, phrases, clauses.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀσύνδετον (asúndeton, unconnected).

Noun[edit]

asyndeton m

  1. asyndeton

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀσύνδετον (asúndeton).

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Noun[edit]

asyndeton n (genitive asyndetī); second declension

  1. (rhetoric) asyndeton

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative asyndeton asyndeta
genitive asyndetī asyndetōrum
dative asyndetō asyndetīs
accusative asyndeton asyndeta
ablative asyndetō asyndetīs
vocative asyndeton asyndeta

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References[edit]

  • asyndeton in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879