epizeuxis

noun
ep·i·zeux·is | \ˌepəˈzüksə̇s\
plural -es

Definition of epizeuxis 

Greek and Latin prosody

: the joining of two successive ionics a minore so that the syllables that come together exchange quantities (as when ˘˘––|˘˘–– becomes ˘˘–˘|–˘––)

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History and Etymology for epizeuxis

Late Latin, from Greek, literally, act of fastening together, from epizeugnynai to fasten together (from epi- + zeugnynai to join, yoke) + -sis

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