proclisis

noun
procli·​sis | \ ˈprōkləsə̇s, ˈpräk- \
plural proclises\ -​ləˌsēz \

Definition of proclisis

: pronunciation as a proclitic : combination in pronunciation of an unaccented word or particle with a following accented word

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History and Etymology for proclisis

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Late Latin -clisis (as in enclisis)

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“Proclisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proclisis. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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