heteroclite

heteroclite

[het-er-uh-klahyt]
adjective Also, heteroclitic [het-er-uh-klit-ik] , heteroclitical.
1.
irregular or abnormal; anomalous.
2.
Grammar. irregular in inflection; having inflected forms belonging to more than one class of stems.
noun
3.
a person or thing that deviates from the ordinary rule or form.
4.
Grammar. a heteroclite word.

Origin:
1570–80; < Middle French < Late Latin heteroclitus < Greek heteróklitos, equivalent to hetero- hetero- + -klitos, verbid of klī́nein to bend, inflect

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heteroclite (ˈhɛtərəˌklaɪt)
 
adj
1.  (esp of the form of a word) irregular or unusual
 
n
2.  an irregularly formed word
 
[C16: from Late Latin heteroclitus declining irregularly, from Greek heteroklitos, from hetero- + klinein to bend, inflect]

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