acrostatic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄκρος (ákros, [at the] edge) + στατικός (statikós, steady).

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acrostatic (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) In Proto-Indo-European athematic nominals, having a specific pattern of ablaut in which the accent is placed on the root syllable in all cases.
    The Proto-Indo-European word for ‘night’ was acrostatic: nominative singular *nókʷ-t-s, genitive *nékʷ-t-s.

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