[fawr-tish-uh n] /fɔrˈtɪʃ ən/

Phonetics. a phonological process that strengthens consonant articulation at the beginnings of syllables, causing devoicing or the formation of stops.
Linguistics. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological fortition.


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    [fawr-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈfɔr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness. /ˈfɔːtɪˌtjuːd/ noun 1. strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance n. early 15c., from Middle French fortitude, from Latin fortitudo “strength, force, firmness,” from fortis “strong, […]

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    [fawr-ti-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌfɔr tɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/ adjective 1. having or showing fortitude; marked by bravery or courage. adj. from Latin fortitudinem (nominative fortitudo; see fortitude) + -ous. Related: Fortitudinously.

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