paragoge

noun par·a·go·ge

Definition of paragoge

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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- 1para- + agein to lead, drive — more at agent


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