- a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as It makes me so—I just get angry.
- an instance of anacoluthia.
Origin of anacoluthon
Examples from the Web for anacoluthon
The anacoluthon in Mk iv, 31, is avoided by Matthew and Luke.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels
Carl S. Patton
Anacoluthon, a want of grammatical and logical sequence in the structure of a sentence.
A breakdown like this—an anacoluthon, as the grammarians call it—is nothing strange in Paul's style.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
- rhetoric a construction that involves the change from one grammatical sequence to another within a single sentence; an example of anacoluthia
Word Origin and History for anacoluthon
"want of grammatical sequence; changing constructions in mid-clause," 1706, from Latinized form of Greek anakoluthon, neuter of anakolouthos "inconsequent," from an- "not" (see an- (1)) + akolouthos "following," from copulative prefix a- + keleuthos "way, road, track, path" (see celerity).