syntagma

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From Late Latin syntagma, from Ancient Greek σύνταγμα (súntagma, syntactical element), from συντάσσω (suntássō, arrange together”, “to order).[1]

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syntagma (plural syntagmata or syntagmas)[1]

  1. A syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit; a construction.[1]
    They are the three Transylvanian peoples collectively known under the syntagma of Unio Trium Nationum.
  2. A sequence of linguistic units in a syntagmatic relationship to one another.[1]
  3. A Macedonian phalanx fighting formation consisting of 256 men with long spears (sarissae).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 ‖syntagma” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]