proclitic

noun
pro·​clit·​ic | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈkli-tik How to pronounce proclitic (audio) \

Definition of proclitic

: a clitic that is associated with a following word

Other Words from proclitic

proclitic adjective

First Known Use of proclitic

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proclitic

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

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“Proclitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proclitic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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