Enclitically En*clit"ic*al*ly, adv. In an enclitic manner; by throwing the accent back. --Walker. [1913 Webster]

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  • enclitically — enclitˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑enclitic …   Useful english 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 — [ɪn klɪtɪk, ɛn ] noun Linguistics a word pronounced with so little emphasis that it is shortened and forms part of the preceding word, for example n t in can t. Compare with proclitic. Derivatives enclitically adverb Origin C17: via late L. from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 — adj. & n. Gram. adj. (of a word) pronounced with so little emphasis that it forms part of the preceding word. n. such a word, e.g. not in cannot. Derivatives: enclitically adv. Etymology: LL encliticus f. Gk egklitikos (as EN (2), klino lean) …   Useful english dictionary

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