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hypallage

[hi-pal-uh-jee, hahy-] /hɪˈpæl ə dʒi, haɪ-/
noun, Rhetoric
1.
the reversal of the expected syntactic relation between two words, as in “her beauty's face” for “her face's beauty.”.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin < Greek hypallagḗ interchange, equivalent to hyp- hyp- + allagḗ change (all- all- + ag- (stem of ágein to lead; see -agogue) + noun suffix)
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hypallage

/haɪˈpæləˌdʒiː/
noun
1.
(rhetoric) a figure of speech in which the natural relations of two words in a statement are interchanged, as in the fire spread the wind
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek hupallagē interchange, from hypo- + allassein to exchange
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