enclitic

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin encliticus, from Ancient Greek ἐγκλιτικός (enklitikós, inclined towards), from ἐγκλίνειν (enklínein, lean on), from ἐν (en, upon) + κλίνειν (klínein, to lean, incline).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈklɪtɪk/, /ɛnˈklɪtɪk/
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    Rhymes: -ɪtɪk

NounEdit

enclitic (plural enclitics)

  1. (linguistics) A clitic that joins with the preceding word phonetically, graphically, or both.
    The English possessive 's is an enclitic.

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enclitic (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Affixed phonetically.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French enclitique, from Latin encliticus.

AdjectiveEdit

enclitic m or n (feminine singular enclitică, masculine plural enclitici, feminine and neuter plural enclitice)

  1. enclitic

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