hyperbaton

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Etymology[edit]

Latin hyperbaton, from Greek ὑπερβατον ‘overstepping’, from ὑπερβαινειν, from ὑπερ- + βαίνειν ‘walk’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haɪˈpɜːbətɒn/

Noun[edit]

hyperbaton (plural hyperbatons or hyperbata)

  1. (grammar) An inversion of the usual or logical order of words or phrases, for emphasis or poetic effect.

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