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proclitic

[proh-klit-ik] /proʊˈklɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
noun
2.
a proclitic word.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin proclīticus; modeled on enclitic; see pro-2
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proclitic

/prəʊˈklɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. relating to or denoting a monosyllabic word or form having no stress or accent and pronounced as a prefix of the following word, as in English 't for it in 'twas
  2. (in classical Greek) relating to or denoting a word that throws its accent onto the following word
noun
2.
a proclitic word or form
Compare enclitic
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin proclīticus, from Greek proklinein to lean forwards; formed on the model of enclitic
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Word Origin and History for proclitic
adj.

1846, from Medieval Latin procliticus, formed on analogy of encliticus from Greek proklinein "to lean forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + klinein "to lean" (see lean (v.)).

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