epizeuxis

noun ep·i·zeux·is \ ˌepəˈzüksə̇s \

Definition of epizeuxis

plural -es
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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Origin and Etymology of 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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