anaptyxis

anaptyxis

[an-uhp-tik-sis, an-ap-]
noun, plural anaptyxes [an-uhp-tik-seez, an-ap-] .
epenthesis of a vowel.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek, equivalent to anaptyk- (stem of anaptýssein to unfold, equivalent to ana- ana- + ptýssein to fold) + -sis -sis

anaptyctic [an-uhp-tik-tik, an-ap-] , anaptyctical, adjective
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anaptyxis (ˌænæpˈtɪksɪs)
 
n , pl -tyxes
the insertion of a short vowel between consonants in order to make a word more easily pronounceable
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek anaptuxis, from anaptussein to unfold, from ana- + ptussein to fold]
 
anaptyctic
 
adj
 
anap'tyctical
 
adj

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