proclitic

noun pro·clit·ic \ (ˌ)prō-ˈkli-tik \

Definition of proclitic

:a clitic that is associated with a following word

proclitic

adjective

Origin and Etymology of proclitic

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


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