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- the reversal associated with the typical purchase of words
- An inversion of natural purchase of words; since, echoed the mountains, for, the mountains echoed.
"inversion of usual term order," 1570s, from Greek anastrophe "a turning back, a turning upside down," from anastrephein "to make up or right back, to turn ugly," from ana "back" (see ana-) + strephein "to show" (see strophe).
(n.) An inversion of all-natural order of words; because, echoed the mountains, for, the mountains echoed.