enclitic

noun
en·​clit·​ic | \ en-ˈkli-tik How to pronounce enclitic (audio) \

Definition of enclitic

: a clitic that is associated with a preceding word

Other Words from enclitic

enclitic adjective

First Known Use of enclitic

circa 1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enclitic

Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos, from enklinesthai to lean on, from en- + klinein to lean — more at lean

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The first known use of enclitic was circa 1663

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“Enclitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enclitic. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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