E*pan"o*dos (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. a rising, return; + a way up, rising; up + way.] Rhet.
A figure of speech in which the parts of a sentence or clause are repeated in inverse order
, as in the following: --
O more exceeding love, or law more just?
Just law, indeed, but more exceeding love!
© Webster 1913.