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proclitic

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noun pro·clit·ic \(ˌ)prō-ˈkli-tik\

Definition of proclitic

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

proclitic adjective


Origin of proclitic

New Latin procliticus, from Greek pro- + Late Latin -cliticus (as in encliticus enclitic)


First Known Use: circa 1864


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