Definition of enclitic
: a clitic that is associated with a preceding word
Origin of enclitic
Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos, from enklinesthai to lean on, from en- + klinein to lean — more at lean
First Known Use: circa 1663
Rhymes with enclitic
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