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anastrophe

[uh-nas-truh-fee] /əˈnæs trə fi/
noun, Rhetoric
1.
inversion of the usual order of words.
Origin of anastrophe
1570-1580
1570-80; < Greek: turning back. See ana-, strophe
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British Dictionary definitions for anastrophe

anastrophe

/əˈnæstrəfɪ/
noun
1.
(rhetoric) another term for inversion (sense 3)
Word Origin
C16: from Greek, from anastrephein to invert
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Word Origin and History for anastrophe
n.

"inversion of usual word order," 1570s, from Greek anastrophe "a turning back, a turning upside down," from anastrephein "to turn up or back, to turn upside down," from ana "back" (see ana-) + strephein "to turn" (see strophe).

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