hyperbaton

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hyperbaton, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ὑπερβατόν (huperbatón, overstepping), from ὑπερβαίνω (huperbaínō), from ὑπέρ (hupér) + βαίνω (baínō, 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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