imparisyllabic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin impar (unequal) + syllabic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪmpæɹɪsɪˈlæbɪk/

Adjective[edit]

imparisyllabic (not comparable)

  1. Not having the same number of syllables in all its inflections (especially of Greek or Latin nouns); for example, the Latin word pars, which has the genitive form partis.

Noun[edit]

imparisyllabic (plural imparisyllabics)

  1. An imparisyllabic noun.
    • 1974 (revised 1989), Peter Rickard, A History of the French Language, Routledge 2002, pp. 50-1:
      An adjectival type corresponding phonetically to the masculine third declension imparisyllabics is represented by some O.F. survivals of Latin comparative forms