pro·​clit·​ic (ˌ)prō-ˈkli-tik How to pronounce proclitic (audio)
: a clitic that is associated with a following word
proclitic adjective

Word History


New Latin procliticus, from Greek pro- + Late Latin -cliticus (as in encliticus enclitic)

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proclitic was in 1805

Dictionary Entries Near proclitic

Cite this Entry

“Proclitic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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