Origin of asyndeton
Examples from the Web for asyndeton
But the asyndeton (so characteristic of the fourth Gospel) proving uncongenial to certain of old time, D inserted και.
Of this sort is Asyndeton when the conjunctions uniting sentences are removed.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
And this is what Homer has expressed by using the figure Asyndeton.On the Sublime|Longinus
The asyndeton in this distich is odd, given the preceding series of connectives.
But the asyndeton resulting from the suppression of these words was felt to be intolerable.
British Dictionary definitions for asyndeton
noun plural -deta (-dɪtə)
Word Origin for asyndeton
Word Origin and History for asyndeton
"omission of conjunctions," 1580s, from Latin, from Greek asyndeton, neuter of asyndetos "unconnected," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + syndetos, from syndein "to bind together," from syn- "together" + dein "to bind," related to desmos "band," from PIE *de- "to bind."