asyndeton

[ uh-sin-di-ton, -tuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF asyndeton
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The asyndeton in this distich is odd, given the preceding series of connectives.

And this is what Homer has expressed by using the figure Asyndeton.

Of this sort is Asyndeton when the conjunctions uniting sentences are removed.

But the asyndeton resulting from the suppression of these words was felt to be intolerable.

But the asyndeton (so characteristic of the fourth Gospel) proving uncongenial to certain of old time, D inserted και.

WORD ORIGIN

"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."

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