Enclitical
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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