enclitic


en·clit·ic

noun \en-ˈkli-tik\

Definition of ENCLITIC

:  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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