adjective Rhetoric.

characterized by chiasmus.

Origin of chiastic

1865–70; < Greek chiast(ós) diagonally arranged (see chiasma) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for chiastic

1856, from Latinized fdorm of Greek khiastos "arranged diagonally; marked with an X" (i.e., resembling the Greek letter chi) + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper