thetic

adjective

thet·​ic ˈthe-tik How to pronounce thetic (audio)
ˈthē-
: constituting or beginning with a poetic thesis
a thetic syllable
thetically adverb

Word History

Etymology

Greek thetikos of a proposition, from tithenai to lay down — more at do

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thetic was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Thetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thetic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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