synaeresis

synaeresis

[si-ner-uh-sis]
noun Phonetics.
1.
the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, especially the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
Also, syneresis.


Origin:
1570–80; < Late Latin < Greek synaíresis act of taking together, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)aire- (stem of haireîn to take) + -sis -sis

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synaeresis (sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs)
 
n
a variant spelling of syneresis

syneresis or synaeresis (sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  chem the process in which a gel contracts on standing and exudes liquid, as in the separation of whey in cheese-making
2.  the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
3.  another word for synizesis
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take]
 
synaeresis or synaeresis
 
n
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take]

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