from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ancient prosody, interchange of quantity in two successive places of a logaœdic series, so that in one of two lines metrically corresponding, as in strophe and antistrophe, a long is apparently transferred to a position before a short, which it would normally succeed, or a short transferred so as to exchange places with a preceding long. See
- noun In Philol., a transfer or “'attraction” of a letter from the syllable to which it originally belonged to another syllable immediately preceding or following it; orthographic transposition, or metathesis: thus, in Greek,
μέλαιναis used for μελανια.
- noun In the Gr. Ch., a fast in addition to those regularly observed.
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- noun A form of
metathesisin which non- contiguous soundsare switched.
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