synaeresis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συναίρεσις (sunaíresis, unification), from συν (sun, together) + αἵρεσις (haíresis, taking), from αἱρέω (hairéō, I take).

Noun[edit]

synaeresis (countable and uncountable, plural synaereses)

Examples (linguistics, prosody)

contraction of the -ew (IPA(key): /uː/) and or- (IPA(key): /oʊɹ/) of New Orleans into IPA(key): /ˈˈˈnɔːˈˈˈlənz/.

  1. (linguistics, prosody) the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong or a long vowel.
  2. (chemistry) the separating out of the liquid from a gel.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek συναίρεσις (sunaíresis).

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Noun[edit]

synaeresis f (genitive synaeresis); third declension

  1. synaeresis (contraction of two syllables into one)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Velius Longus to this entry?)

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