syncope
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek synkopē, literally, cutting short, from synkoptein to cut short, from syn- + koptein to cut — more at capon Date: circa 1550 1. loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain ; faint 2. the loss of one or more sounds or letters in the interior of a word (as in fo'c'sle for forecastle) • syncopal adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(in the middle of a word) / , ,


Look at other dictionaries:

  • syncope — Syncope …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • syncope — [ sɛ̃kɔp ] n. f. • sincope 1314; lat. syncopa; gr. sugkopê, de sugkoptein « briser » 1 ♦ Arrêt ou ralentissement marqué des battements du cœur, accompagné de la suspension de la respiration et de la perte de la conscience. ⇒ éblouissement,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • syncopé — syncope [ sɛ̃kɔp ] n. f. • sincope 1314; lat. syncopa; gr. sugkopê, de sugkoptein « briser » 1 ♦ Arrêt ou ralentissement marqué des battements du cœur, accompagné de la suspension de la respiration et de la perte de la conscience. ⇒ éblouissement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Syncope — may refer to one of the following:* Syncope (medicine), loss of consciousness, fainting * Vasovagal syncope, a common form of fainting * Syncope (phonetics), the loss of one or more sounds from the interior of a word especially the loss of an… …   Wikipedia

  • syncopé — syncopé, ée (sin ko pé, pée) part. passé de syncoper. 1°   Qui a subi le retranchement d une lettre ou d une syllabe. Si, au lieu de je paierai, je prierai, on écrit je paîrai, je prîrai, etc. ces mots sont syncopés. 2°   Terme de musique. Note… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • syncope — SYNCOPE. s. f. Figure de grammaire, qui consiste dans le retranchement d une lettre ou d une syllabe au milieu d un mot. Dans le vieux langage quand on disoit, je donray, pour je donneray, je lairray, pour, je laisseray, c estoit une syncope.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Syncope — Syn co*pe, n. [L. syncope, syncopa, Gr. ? a cutting up, a syncope; akin to ? to beat together, to cut up, cut short, weavy; sy n with + ? to strike, cut.] 1. (Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters or syllables from the middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syncope — c.1400, from L.L. syncopen contraction of a word, acc. of syncope, from Gk. synkope, contraction of a word, originally a cutting off, from synkoptein to cut up, from syn together, thoroughly + koptein to cut. In pathology, failure of the heart s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Syncŏpe — (gr.), s. Synkope …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • syncope — фр. [сэнко/п], англ. [си/нкэпи] Synkope нем. [синко/пэ] синкопа …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • syncope — ► NOUN 1) Medicine temporary loss of consciousness caused by low blood pressure. 2) Grammar the omission of sounds or letters from within a word, for example when library is pronounced . ORIGIN Greek sunkop , from sun together + koptein strike,… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”