Origin of hyperbatonGreek huperbaton from neuter of huperbatos transposed from huperbainein to step over huper- over, across ; see hyper- . bainein to step ; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
(plural hyperbatons or hyperbata)
- (grammar) An inversion of the usual or logical order of words or phrases, for emphasis or poetic effect.
Latin hyperbaton, from Greek á½‘Ï€ÎµÏÎ²Î±Ï„Î¿Î½ "˜overstepping', from á½‘Ï€ÎµÏÎ²Î±Î¹Î½ÎµÎ¹Î½, from á½‘Ï€ÎµÏ- + Î²Î±Î¯Î½ÎµÎ¹Î½ "˜walk'.