Enclitic En*clit"ic ([e^]n*kl[i^]t"[i^]k), Enclitical En*clit"ic*al ([e^]n*kl[i^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. encliticus, Gr. 'egkli`tikos, fr. 'egkli`nein to incline; 'en in + kli`nein to bend. See {In}, and {Lean}, v. i.] (Gram.) Affixed; subjoined; -- said of a word or particle which leans back upon the preceding word so as to become a part of it, and to lose its own independent accent, generally varying also the accent of the preceding word. [1913 Webster]

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  • enclitic — ENCLÍTIC, Ă, enclitici, ce, adj. (Despre cuvinte) Care este legat de un cuvânt precedent, făcând corp cu el şi fiind lipsit de accent propriu. ♢ Articol enclitic = articol hotărât care se aşează la sfârşitul unui cuvânt. – Din fr. enclitique, lat …   Dicționar Român

  • Enclitic — En*clit ic, n. (Gram.) A word which is joined to another so closely as to lose its proper accent, as the pronoun thee in prithee (pray thee). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enclitic — 1650s (adj.); 1660s (n.), from L.L. encliticus, from Gk. enklitikos throwing its accent back, lit. leaning on, from verbal adj. stem of enklinein to bend, lean on, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + klinein to lean (see LEAN (Cf. lean) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enclitic — [en klit′ik] adj. [LL encliticus < Gr enklitikos < enklinein, to lean toward, incline < en , in + klinein, to LEAN1] Gram. dependent on the preceding word for its stress: said as of a word that has lost its stress in combination (Ex.:… …   English World dictionary

  • enclitic — noun Etymology: Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos, from enklinesthai to lean on, from en + klinein to lean more at lean Date: circa 1663 a clitic that is associated with a preceding word • enclitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enclitic — enclitically, adv. /en klit ik/, adj. 1. (of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the preceding word and not having an independent accent or phonological status. n. 2. an enclitic word, as Latin que and in arma virumque, arms and the… …   Universalium

  • enclitic — en•clit•ic [[t]ɛnˈklɪt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) gram. (of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the preceding word and not having an independent accent or phonological status 2) gram. an enclitic word, as the form of are in we re[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • enclitic — /ɛnˈklɪtɪk/ (say en klitik) adjective 1. (of a word) so closely connected with a preceding word as to have no independent accent. –noun 2. an enclitic word, as que (and) in Latin: arma virumque, arms and the man. {Late Latin encliticus, from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • enclitic —   a. dependent, especially of word or particle attached to preceding word in pronunciation; n. such word or particle.    ♦ enclisis, n. pronunciation of enclitic word …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • enclitic — См. enclìtico …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

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