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Middle of 16th century: via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις (epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι (epentíthēmi, I insert), from ἐπί (epí) + ἐντίθημι (entíthēmi, I put in), from ἐν (en, in) + τίθημι (títhēmi, I put, place).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈpɛn.θə.sɪs/
  • Hyphenation: epen‧the‧sis
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epenthesis (countable and uncountable, plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics, prosody) The insertion of a phoneme, letter, or syllable into a word, usually to satisfy the phonological constraints of a language or poetic context.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin epenthesis, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις (epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι (epentíthēmi, I insert).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːpɛnˈteːzɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: epen‧the‧sis

NounEdit

epenthesis f (plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics) epenthesis
    Vele Nederlandse woorden bevatten een epenthesis om twee zelfstandige naamwoorden te verbinden.
    A lot of Dutch words contain an epenthesis to tie two nouns together.