paragoge

noun
par·​a·​go·​ge
plural -s

Definition of paragoge

: the addition of a sound or syllable to the end of a word either inorganically (as in against) or to give emphasis or modify the meaning (as in Hebrew)

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History and Etymology for paragoge

Late Latin, from Greek paragōgē, from paragesthai to be derived, be formed, passive of paragein to lead past, change (a letter slightly), from par- para- entry 1 + agein to lead, drive

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“Paragoge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paragoge. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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