Etymology
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tmesis (n.)

1580s, from Greek tmesis "a cutting," related to temnein "to cut," tome "a cutting" (from PIE root *tem- "to cut"). The separation of the elements of a compound word by the interposition of another word or words (such as a whole nother).

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