anaptotic

anaptotic

[an-uhp-tot-ik]
adjective Archaic.
(of languages) tending to become uninflected, in accordance with a theory that languages evolve from uninflected to inflected and back.

Origin:
1840–50; an-3 + aptote (< Greek áptōton, noun use of neuter of áptōtos uninflected, not falling, equivalent to a- a-6 + ptōtós falling, verbid of píptein to fall) + -ic

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