sandhi

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noun san·dhi \ˈsan-dē, ˈsän-, ˈsən-\

Definition of sandhi

  1. :  modification of the sound of a morpheme (as a word or affix) conditioned by syntactic context in which it is uttered (as pronunciation of -ed as \d\ in glazed and as \t\ in paced or occurrence of a in a cow and of an in an old cow)

Origin and Etymology of sandhi

Sanskrit saṁdhi, literally, placing together


First Known Use: 1806


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