noun, plural me·tath·e·ses [muh-tath-uh-seez] /məˈtæθ əˌsiz/.
Origin of metathesis
Examples from the Web for metathesis
Historical Examples of metathesis
Three of the most important of these are assimilation, dissimilation, and metathesis.
The metathesis may be due to association with the name Tankard (Tancred).
Its oldest form, anelas, is a metathesis of the common Old Fr.
Metathesis of r is seen in unwerste 134; rr is simplified in for 328.
M (mutare, metathesis) means 'transpose the premises' (as of Camestres).Logic
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for metathesis
1570s, "transposition of letters in a word;" c.1600, "rhetorical transposition of words," from Late Latin metathesis, from Greek metathesis "change of position, transposition, change of opinion," from stem of metatithenai "to transpose," from meta- "to change" (see meta-) + tithenai "to place, set," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Plural is metatheses. Related: Metathetic.