epenthesis

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Middle of 16th century: via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις (epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι (epentíthēmi, I insert), from ἐπί (epí) + ἐντίθημι (entíthēmi, I put in), from ἐν (en, in) + τίθημι (títhēmi, I put, place).

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epenthesis (plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics, prosody) The insertion of a phoneme, letter, or syllable into a word, usually to satisfy the phonological constraints of a language or poetic context.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛˈpɛntəzɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: epen‧the‧sis
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Particularly: “this does not follow Dutch phonology at all”

Etymology[edit]

Middle of 16th century: via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις (epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι (epentíthēmi, I insert), from ἐπί (epí) + ἐντίθημι (entíthēmi, I put in), from ἐν (en, in) + τίθημι (títhēmi, I put, place).

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Particularly: “how exactly did it come into Dutch? Was it borrowed via another language?”

Noun[edit]

epenthesis f (plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics) epenthesis
    Vele Nederlandse woorden bevatten een epenthesis om twee zelfstandige naamwoorden te verbinden.
    A lot of Dutch words contain an epenthesis to tie two nouns together.