Enclitic



[en-klit-ik] /ɛnˈklɪt ɪk/

adjective
1.
(of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the preceding word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
noun
2.
an enclitic word, as Latin que “and” in arma virumque, “arms and the man.”.
/ɪnˈklɪtɪk/
adjective
1.

noun
2.
an enclitic word or linguistic form

1650s (adj.); 1660s (n.), from Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos “throwing its accent back,” literally “leaning on,” from verbal adjectival stem of enklinein “to bend, lean on,” from en (see en- (2)) + klinein “to lean” (see lean (v.)).

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