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Meaning of "hysteron proteron" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HYSTERON PROTERON

From Late Latin, from Greek husteron proteron the latter (placed as) former.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HYSTERON PROTERON

hysteron proteron  [ˈhɪstəˌrɒn ˈprɒtəˌrɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYSTERON PROTERON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hysteron proteron is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HYSTERON PROTERON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hysteron proteron

The hysteron proteron is a rhetorical device. It occurs when the first key word of the idea refers to something that happens temporally later than the second key word. The goal is to call attention to the more important idea by placing it first. The standard example comes from the Aeneid of Virgil: "Moriamur, et in media arma ruamus". An example of hysteron proteron encountered in everyday life is the common reference to putting on one's "shoes and socks,” rather than "socks and shoes."...

Definition of hysteron proteron in the English dictionary

The definition of hysteron proteron in the dictionary is a fallacious argument in which the proposition to be proved is assumed as a premise. Other definition of hysteron proteron is a figure of speech in which the normal order of two sentences, clauses, etc, is reversed, as in bred and born.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYSTERON PROTERON


Acheron
ˈækəˌrɒn
archenteron
ɑːˈkɛntəˌrɒn
coelenteron
sɪˈlɛntəˌrɒn
deuteron
ˈdjuːtəˌrɒn
diatessaron
ˌdaɪəˈtɛsəˌrɒn
dipteron
ˈdɪptəˌrɒn
diuron
ˈdaɪjəˌrɒn
enteron
ˈɛntəˌrɒn
ephemeron
ɪˈfɛməˌrɒn
fanfaron
ˈfænfəˌrɒn
flaperon
ˈflæpəˌrɒn
hemipteron
hɪˈmɪptəˌrɒn
hyperon
ˈhaɪpəˌrɒn
mascaron
ˈmæskəˌrɒn
megaron
ˈmɛɡəˌrɒn
mesenteron
mɛsˈɛntəˌrɒn
monopteron
mɒnˈɒptəˌrɒn
Oberon
ˈəʊbəˌrɒn
operon
ˈɒpəˌrɒn
Percheron
ˈpɜːʃəˌrɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYSTERON PROTERON

hystereses
hysteresial
hysteresis
hysteresis loop
hysteretic
hysteretically
hysteria
hysteric
hysterical
hysterically
hystericky
hysterics
hysteritis
hysterogenic
hysterogeny
hysteroid
hysteroidal
hysteromania
hysterotomies
hysterotomy

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYSTERON PROTERON

aileron
Cameron
chaperon
Decameron
erigeron
green heron
grey heron
hapteron
heron
hymenopteron
interferon
lepidopteron
longeron
neuropteron
night heron
orthopteron
Quiberon
seron
Theron
vigneron

Synonyms and antonyms of hysteron proteron in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hysteron proteron» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYSTERON PROTERON

Find out the translation of hysteron proteron to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hysteron proteron from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hysteron proteron» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

迟滞proteron
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hysteron proteron
570 millions of speakers

English

hysteron proteron
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hysteron proteron
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

hysteron proteron
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гистерона proteron
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hysteron Proteron
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাইফারন প্রোটিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hysteron proteron
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hysteron proteron
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hysteron proteron
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

hysteronのProteronの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hysteron 의 proteron
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hysteron proteron
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hysteron proteron
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறித்தனமான எதிர்ப்பாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिस्टेरॉन प्रोटिटॉन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Histeron proteron
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hysteron proteron
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hysteron Proteron
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гістерона proteron
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hysteron proteron
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

hysteron proteron
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hysteron proteron
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

hysteron proteron
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hysteron proteron
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hysteron proteron

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYSTERON PROTERON»

The term «hysteron proteron» is used very little and occupies the 180.587 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYSTERON PROTERON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hysteron proteron

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYSTERON PROTERON»

Discover the use of hysteron proteron in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hysteron proteron and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Classical Weekly
But such cases I prefer to consider in a separate class, and to list separately1. To return to the hysteron proteron of clauses — a term which I shall use in the wider sense indicated above — there are one or two varieties which may be spoken of  ...
‎1910
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The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 5
7), hysteron-proteron actually maintains clarity. Because it makes possible a short preview of all the forthcoming topics, it allows the poet to get his ideas in order before he proceeds to detailed treatment of each, and it lets the audience know ...
Mark W. Edwards, G. S. Kirk, 1991
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Renaissance Figures of Speech
Sylvia Adamson, Gavin Alexander, Katrin Ettenhuber. discussions. Hysterologia can be a form of hyperbaton that involves the interposition of a phrase between a preposition and its object; but also a synonym for hysteron proteron itself, as it is ...
Sylvia Adamson, Gavin Alexander, Katrin Ettenhuber, 2007
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Classical World
He believes that Cicero had in mind a kind of hysteron proteron in Homer, by which a person questioned answers the questions in reverse order, or a person, replying to a speech, takes up its points in reverse order. A simple instance of this is ...
‎1922
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Classical Weekly
To return to the hysteron proteron of clauses — a term which I shall use in the wider sense indicated above — there are one or two varieties which may be spoken of first as somewhat aberrant. The mere list has already been excluded as ...
Classical Association of the Middle States and Maryland, 1910
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Classical Weekly
But such cases I prefer to consider in a separate class, and to list separately1. To return to the hysteron proteron of clauses — a term which I shall use in the wider sense indicated above — there are one or two varieties which may be spoken of  ...
‎1910
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The Classical Journal
HYSTERON PROTERON BY PROFESSOR H. C. Nutting University of California There seems to be a considerable lack of uniformity in the use of the term " hysteron proteron." The reason for this state of affairs is to be found doubtless, in part at ...
‎1916
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Evelyn Waugh: 1924-1966
Billy Clonmore, later Earl of Wicklow, once gave a dinner party on the roof of St. Peter's in the East, the church on Queen's Lane. Balliol College had a club called the Hysteron-Proteron: "members put themselves to great discomfort by living a ...
John Howard Wilson, 2001
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Homeric Temporalities: Simultaneity, Sequence, and ...
A related feature is the figure known as "hysteron-proteron" in which sequence is inverted: the later thing [uatepov] is placed before the earlier [rcpotepov]. In antiquity, the figure was felt to belong so particularly to the Homeric poems that it was ...
Lorenzo Francisco Garcia (Jr), 2007
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Innovations of Antiquity
In hysteron proteron, what is “later” (hysteron) in the HISTORY is “earlier” ( proteron) in the NARRATIVE. By chiastic reversal, the historically later event is moved, as it were, and put in an earlier place in the narrative, there to be followed by ...
Daniel L. Selden, Ralph Hexter, 2013

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYSTERON PROTERON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hysteron proteron is used in the context of the following news items.
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Much to learn from Yoda, public speakers still have
One of the most common and effective forms of hyperbaton is hysteron proteron (roughly, “last things first”). Let's take two examples from a ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
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Whitemarsh Elementary School project benefits animal shelters
But that's putting the cart before the horse — figuratively, a hysteron proteron as ill-advised as letting the tail wag the dog. To backtrack … «Montgomery Newspapers, Apr 14»
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Racconti e poesie
... perché da questa presunta fine sorge un nuovo inizio e, con un gioco che richiama sul piano concettuale l'hysteron proteron retorico (per cui ... «Cronache Maceratesi, Feb 14»
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Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin' TV Characters
So, in classic inverse Homeric hysteron proteron last-first “internet list” format (i.e., regular), here five great moments of poetry on TV… «PopMatters, Oct 11»

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