Definition of Tmesis

1. n. The separation of the parts of a compound word by the intervention of one or more words; as, in what place soever, for whatsoever place.



Definition of Tmesis

1. Noun. (prosody) The insertion of one or more words between the components of a compound word. ¹

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Definition of Tmesis

1. the separation of the parts of a compound word by an intervening word or words [n TMESES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tmesis

tjalks
tjanting
tjantings
tjuringa
tjuringas
tjurunga
tjurungas
tlachtli
tlalocite
tlapallite
tlaquimilolli
tlk
tln
tmRNA
tmeses
tmesis (current term)
tmetic
tmetically
tmg
tmj syndrome
tmp/smx
tnpI recombinase
tnx
to't
to've
to-
to-and-fro
to-and-fro anaesthesia
to-and-fro murmur
to-and-fro sound

Literary usage of Tmesis

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1. The Use of the Prepositions in Apollonius Rhodius, Compared with Their Use by Michael Matthias F. Oswald (1904)
"2) Apollonius has tmesis; Homer has only the compound verb. 3) Apollonius has tmesis; ... 4) Apollonius has tmesis; the compound verb is not quotable. ..."

2. A Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Stillman Greene (1868)
"09, 2 period of 09, 3 tmesis, figure of. 315,10 To, when omitted 303, 1, a Transformation of sentences 168 Transitive verb, defined. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain), Louis Loewe (1854)
"The following paper was read :— " On a curious tmesis, which is sometimes met with, in Anglo- Saxon and Early-English Syntax. ..."

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