- [ˌanəkə'lu:θɒn, -θ(ə)n]noun (plural anacolutha -θə) a construction in which the expected grammatical sequence is absent, for example while in the garden, the door banged shut.Derivativesanacoluthic adjectiveOriginC18: via late L. from Gk anakolouthon, from an- 'not' + akolouthos 'following'.
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Anacoluthon — An a*co*lu thon, n. [Gr. ?, ?, not following, wanting sequence; an priv. + ? following.] (Gram.) A lack of grammatical sequence or coherence in a sentence; an instance of a change of construction in a sentence so that the latter part does not… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
anacoluthon — I noun broken thread, disconnectedness, discontinuity, lost connection, non sequitur, unwarranted conclusion II index non sequitur Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
anacoluthon — (n.) want of grammatical sequence; changing constructions in mid clause, 1706, from Latinized form of Gk. anakoluthon, neuter of anakolouthos inconsequent, from an not (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + akolouthos following, from copulative prefix a +… … Etymology dictionary
anacoluthon — [an΄ə kə lo͞o′thän΄] n. pl. anacolutha [an΄ə kə lo͞o′thə] or anacoluthons [LGr anakolouthon < Gr, neut. of anakolouthos, inconsequent < an , not + akolouthos, following: see ACOLYTE] 1. a change from one grammatical construction to another… … English World dictionary
Anacoluthon — An anacoluthon is a rhetorical device that can be loosely defined as a change of syntax within a sentence. More specifically, anacoluthons (or anacolutha ) are created when a sentence abruptly changes from one structure to another. Grammatically … Wikipedia
anacoluthon — noun (plural anacolutha; also thons) Etymology: Late Latin, from Late Greek anakolouthon inconsistency in logic, from Greek, neuter of anakolouthos inconsistent, from an + akolouthos following, from ha , a together + keleuthos path … New Collegiate Dictionary
anacoluthon — См. anacoluto … Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов
anacoluthon — /an euh keuh looh thon/, n., pl. anacolutha / theuh/. Rhet. 1. a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so I just get angry. 2. an instance of anacoluthia. [1700 10; < Gk anakólouthon, neut. of anakólouthos not… … Universalium
anacoluthon — noun /ænəkəˈluːθɒn/ a) A sentence or other structure with no grammatical sequence; especially when deliberate, as a rhetorical device. b) A sentence or clause that is grammatically inconsistent, especially with respect to the type of clausal or… … Wiktionary
anacoluthon — A Greek term for a sentence which is grammatically unfinished. It is possible that instances in Paul s letters are due to interruptions when he was dictating (e.g. Gal. 2:4) … Dictionary of the Bible
anacoluthon — n. construction that involves a break in grammatical sequence … English contemporary dictionary