tmesis(redirected from tmeses)
separation of a word into parts by inserting a word in the middle: abso-blooming-lutely
n. pl. tme·ses (-sēz)
Separation of the parts of a compound word by one or more intervening words; for example, where I go ever instead of wherever I go.
(Grammar) interpolation of a word or group of words between the parts of a compound word
[C16: via Latin from Greek, literally: a cutting, from temnein to cut]
tme•sis(ˈmi sɪs, təˈmi-)
the interpolation of one or more words between the parts of a compound word, as be thou ware for beware.
[1580–90; < Late Latin tmēsis < Greek tmḗsis a cutting =tmē-, variant s. of témnein to cut + -sis -sis]
The insertion of a word or part of a word in another word.