From Latin apocopātus (“cut off”), from Ancient Greek ἀποκόπτω (apokóptō, “cut off”).
apocopate (not comparable)
- Shortened by apocope; lacking a final sound or syllable
- (shortened by apocope): apocopic, clipped, shortened, abbreviated
shortened by apocope
apocopate (third-person singular simple present apocopates, present participle apocopating, simple past and past participle apocopated)
- (linguistics) To shorten using apocope; to remove the final sound or syllable.
- 1904, Robert Sterling, A Grammar of the Arabic Language, London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, →OCLC, page 229:
- The particles which apocopate the final vowel of the aorist are of two kinds: I. Those which apocopate the final vowel of one verb only. II. Those which apocopate the final vowel of two verbs.
- (linguistics, intransitive) To undergo apocope.
- 1999, The Best Test Preparation for the SAT II, Subject Test: Spanish, Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education Association, →ISBN, page R-195:
- "Ciento" apocopates to "cien" before nouns or numbers larger than itself.
shorten using apocope
- A verb form of the prefix conjugation in Semitic which bears no final vowel and is considered the original perfective, but often called jussive mood.
- inflection of apocopare:
apocopate f pl
- second-person singular voseo imperative of apocopar combined with te