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EtymologyEdit

Latin apocopātus (cut off), from Ancient Greek ἀποκόπτω (apokóptō, cut off).

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apocopate (not comparable)

  1. Shortened by apocope; lacking a final sound or syllable
  2. (grammar, Arabic language) jussive

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apocopate (third-person singular simple present apocopates, present participle apocopating, simple past and past participle apocopated)

  1. (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 3088363, 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.
  2. (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.

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