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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“Epizeuxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epizeuxis. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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