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me·tath·e·sis

 (mĭ-tăth′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. me·tath·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. Linguistics Transposition within a word of letters, sounds, or syllables, as in the change from Old English brid to modern English bird or in the confusion of modren for modern.
2. Chemistry Double displacement.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from metatithenai, to transpose : meta-, meta- + tithenai, to place; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·thet′ic (mĕt′ə-thĕt′ĭk), met′a·thet′i·cal adj.
met′a·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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metathetically

(ˌmɛtəˈθɛtɪkəlɪ)
adv
in a metathetical manner
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on the journey section that follows the nasib), hijra (departure, migration), manzil (stopping place, camp site, dwelling), hulul (alighting, settling), and, especially, as discussed above, rams (grave, tomb, dust, which root is metathetically related to the eminently nasibic word rasm); and it conveys in a compelling encapsulation the fate-dominated nasib cycle of arrival and departure of the dunya.