or dieresis noun (plural diaereses) Etymology: Late Latin diaeresis, from Greek diairesis, literally, division, from diairein to divide, from dia- + hairein to take Date: circa 1611 1. a mark ¨ placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is pronounced in a separate syllable (as in naïve or Brontë) — compare umlaut 2. the break in a verse caused by the coincidence of the end of a foot with the end of a word • diaeretic adjective

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  • Diaeresis — Di*[ae]r e*sis, Dieresis Di*er e*sis (?; 277), n.; pl. {Di[ae]reses} or {Diereses}. [L. diaeresis, Gr. ?, fr. ? to divide; dia through, asunder + ? to take. See {Heresy}.] 1. (Gram.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diaeresis — vgl. Diärese …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • diaeresis — diaeresis, dieresis noun plural diaereses, (C) technical a sign (¨) put over the second of two vowels to show that it is pronounced separately from the first …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diaeresis — (US dieresis) ► NOUN (pl. diaereses) ▪ a mark (¨) placed over a vowel to indicate that it is sounded separately, as in naïve. ORIGIN Greek diairesis separation …   English terms dictionary

  • diaeresis — [dī er′ə sis] n. alt. sp. of DIERESIS …   English World dictionary

  • Diaeresis — Beispiel eines Tremas auf e und i. Der verwendete Schriftsatz ist Garamond Das Trema (Plural: Tremata), auch „Trennpunkte“ genannt, ist ein diakritisches Zeichen in Form eines horizontalen Doppelpunktes über einem Vokal. Die Umlautpunkte auf den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • diaeresis — UK [daɪˈerəsɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms diaeresis : singular diaeresis plural diaereses linguistics the symbol ¨ put above a vowel to show that it is pronounced separately from another vowel, for example in the word naïve …   English dictionary

  • diaeresis — diaeretic /duy euh ret ik/, adj. /duy er euh sis/, n., pl. diaereses / seez /. dieresis. * * * ▪ prosody also spelled  Dieresis        (from Greek diairein, “to divide”), the resolution of one syllable into two, especially by separating the vowel …   Universalium

  • diaeresis — Диэрезис (Diaresis, Diaeresis, Trema, Umlaut)     Один из верхних акцентов [надстрочный или подстрочный знак] над гласным в виде двух точек. В немецком языке этот акцент называется умлаут, а во всех остальных диэрезис или трема (по его… …   Шрифтовая терминология

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