Origin of tmesis
Examples from the Web for tmesis
Sometimes he indulges in tmesis which reminds us of Ennius: inque pediri, disque supata, ordia prima.
Perhaps we might read ἐπὶ δὲ γᾶς πεδιοπλοκτύπου ὠσὶν χρίμπι βοὰ, by tmesis, for ἐπιχρίμπτεται.
His abstinence from inflexion absolutely, and from tmesis almost entirely, in the use of , I think deserves remark.
Or he might by tmesis, more liberally used, have further widened the field for its employment.
Word Origin for tmesis
1570s, from Greek tmesis "a cutting," related to temnein "to cut," tome "a cutting" (see tome). The separation of the elements of a compound word by the interposition of another word or words (e.g. a whole nother).