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crasis

[krey-sis] /ˈkreɪ sɪs/
noun, plural crases
[krey-seez] /ˈkreɪ siz/ (Show IPA).
Archaic.
1.
composition; constitution; makeup.
Origin of crasis
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek krâsis mixture, blend, equivalent to krā- (base of kerannýnai to mix) + -sis -sis
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crasis

/ˈkreɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into one Also called syneresis
Word Origin
C17: from Greek krasis a mingling, from kerannunai to mix
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