anaptyxis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from New Latin anaptyxis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάπτυξις (anáptuxis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌænəpˈtɪksɪs/
  • Hyphenation: an‧ap‧tyx‧is
Examples
  • the middle -a- in thataway
  • the infixes -i- and -o- in coining English words on classical roots

Noun[edit]

anaptyxis (countable and uncountable, plural anaptyxes)

  1. (phonetics) The epenthesis (insertion) of a vowel.
    Synonym: svarabhakti
    Antonym: excrescence
    Hypernym: epenthesis

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