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EtymologyEdit

Coined 1586, from Late Latin tmēsis, from Ancient Greek τμῆσις (tmêsis, a cutting), from τέμνω (témnō, I cut).

Cognates include Bulgarian тмезис (tmezis), Dutch tmesis, Finnish tmeesi, French tmèse, German Tmesis, Greek τμήσις (tmísis), Italian tmesi, Polish tmeza, Portuguese tmese, Russian тме́зис (tmézis), Serbo-Croatian тмеза and tmeza, Spanish tmesis, and many others.

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  • IPA(key): /t(ə)ˈmiːsɪs/, /ˈmiːsɪs/
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  • Rhymes: -iːsɪs

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tmesis (plural tmeses)

  1. (prosody) The insertion of one or more words between the components of a compound word.
    Synonyms: diacope, tumbarumba

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek τμῆσις (tmêsis, a cutting), from τέμνω (témnō, I cut).

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NounEdit

tmēsis f (genitive tmēsis); third declension

  1. (grammar) The separation of a word, tmesis.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tmēsis tmēsēs
Genitive tmēsis tmēsium
Dative tmēsī tmēsibus
Accusative tmēsin
tmēsim
tmēsēs
tmēsīs
Ablative tmēsī tmēsibus
Vocative tmēsis tmēsēs

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NounEdit

tmesis f (plural tmesis)

  1. (prosody) tmesis