hyperbaton

noun hy·per·ba·ton \hīˈpərbəˌtän\

Definition of hyperbaton

plural

hyperbatons

\-nz\ or

hyperbata

\-bətə\
  1. :  a transposition or inversion of idiomatic word order (as “echoed the hills” for “the hills echoed”)

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Origin and Etymology of hyperbaton

Latin, from Greek, from neuter of hyperbatos transposed, inverted, from hyperbainein to step over, scale, from hyper- + bainein to step, walk — more at come


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