synaeresis

See also: synæresis

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek συναίρεσις (sunaíresis, unification), from συν- (sun-, together) + αἵρεσις (haíresis, taking), from αἱρέω (hairéō, I take).

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NounEdit

synaeresis (countable and uncountable, plural synaereses)

Examples (linguistics, prosody)

contraction of the -ew (/uː/) and or- (/oʊɹ/) of New Orleans into /nɔːlənz/.

  1. (linguistics, prosody) the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong or a long vowel.
  2. (chemistry) the separating out of the liquid from a gel.

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σῠναίρεσῐς (sunaíresis).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

synaeresis f (genitive synaeresis or synaereseōs or synaeresios); third declension

  1. synaeresis (contraction of two syllables into one)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative synaeresis synaeresēs
synaereseis
Genitive synaeresis
synaereseōs
synaeresios
synaeresium
Dative synaeresī synaeresibus
Accusative synaeresim
synaeresin
synaeresem1
synaeresēs
synaeresīs
Ablative synaeresī
synaerese1
synaeresibus
Vocative synaeresis
synaeresi
synaeresēs
synaereseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

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