hyperbatic

hyperbaton

[hahy-pur-buh-ton]
noun, plural hyperbatons, hyperbata [hahy-pur-buh-tuh] . Rhetoric.
the use, especially for emphasis, of a word order other than the expected or usual one, as in “Bird thou never wert.”

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin < Greek: transposition, literally, overstepping, derivative of neuter of hyperbatós, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + ba- (stem of baínein to walk, step) + -tos verbal adjective suffix; cf. basis

hyperbatic [hahy-per-bat-ik] , adjective
hyperbatically, adverb
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hyperbaton (haɪˈpɜːbəˌtɒn)
 
n
rhetoric a figure of speech in which the normal order of words is reversed, as in cheese I love
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek, literally: an overstepping, from hyper- + bainein to step]

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hyperbaton
1579, "figure of speech in which the natural order of words or phrases is inverted, especially for the sake of emphasis," from Gk. hyperbaton, lit. "overstepping," from hyper "over" + bainein "to step" (see come).
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