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enclitic

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noun en·clit·ic \en-ˈkli-tik\

Definition of enclitic

  1. :  a clitic that is associated with a preceding word

enclitic adjective


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


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