crasis

noun

cra·​sis
ˈkrāsə̇s
plural crases
-ˌsēz
1
a
obsolete : a blend or combination of constituents
b
archaic : constitution
2
: a contraction of two vowels or diphthongs especially in Latin and Greek at the end of one word and the beginning of an immediately following word into one long vowel or diphthong (as in Latin cogo for coago and in Greek kan for kai an)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek krasis mixing, combination, from kerannynai to mix

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“Crasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crasis. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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