EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from lenition.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈliːnaɪt/, /ləˈnaɪt/

VerbEdit

lenite (third-person singular simple present lenites, present participle leniting, simple past and past participle lenited)

  1. (phonetics, phonology, transitive) To cause (a consonant) to undergo lenition.
    This environment lenites "m" to "mh".
  2. (phonetics, phonology, intransitive) To undergo lenition.
    "M" lenites to "mh".

TranslationsEdit


ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

lenite

  1. inflection of lenire:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

lenite f pl

  1. feminine plural of lenito

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

lēnīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lēniō