lexis

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, diction”, “word), from λεγ- (leg-, to speak).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lexis (plural lexises or lexeis)

  1. (linguistics) The set of all words and phrases in a language.
  2. The vocabulary used by a writer
    In this broadsheet newspaper, the reporter uses a complicated and formal lexis which I find hard to understand sometimes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 lexis” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lexis f (genitive lexeōs); third declension

  1. A word.

DeclensionEdit

Irregular. Accusative plural lexeis.

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 12:42