enclisis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔγκλισις ‎(énklisis), from ἐν ‎(en) + κλίσις ‎(klísis)

Noun[edit]

enclisis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural enclises)

  1. (uncountable, linguistics) The use of enclitics in the syntax of a language.
  2. (countable, linguistics) A specific instance of the usage of an enclitic.