syn·​tag·​ma sin-ˈtag-mə How to pronounce syntagma (audio)
plural syntagmas or syntagmata sin-ˈtag-mə-tə How to pronounce syntagma (audio)
: a syntactic element
syntagmatic adjective

Word History


Greek, from syntassein

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syntagma was in 1937

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“Syntagma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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