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#125982 - 03/24/04 10:26 AM hyperbaton
Date: Sat Sep 23 00:02:09 EDT 2000
Xhyperbaton (hye-PUR-buh-ton), noun, plural hyperbatons, hyperbata
The use, especially for emphasis, of a word order other than the expected or usual one, as in "Bird thou never wert.'
[Greek huperbaton, from neuter of huperbatos, transposed, from huperbainein, to step over : huper-, over, across + bainein, to step.]
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