anastrophe


noun Rhetoric.

  1. inversion of the usual order of words.

noun

  1. rhetoric another term for inversion (def. 3)
n.

“inversion of usual word order,” 1570s, from Greek anastrophe “a turning back, a turning upside down,” from anastrephein “to turn up or back, to turn upside down,” from ana “back” (see ana-) + strephein “to turn” (see strophe).

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