epenthesis

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Middle of 16th century: via Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις(epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι(epentíthēmi, I insert), from ἐπί(epí) + ἐντίθημι(entíthēmi, I put in), from ἐν(en, in) + τίθημι(títhēmi, I put, place).

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epenthesis ‎(plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics, prosody) The insertion of a phoneme, letter, or syllable into a word, usually to satisfy the phonological constraints of a language or poetic context.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːpɛnˈteːzɪs/
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  • Hyphenation: epen‧the‧sis

Etymology[edit]

From Latin epenthesis, from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις(epénthesis), from ἐπεντίθημι(epentíthēmi, I insert).

Noun[edit]

epenthesis f ‎(plural epentheses)

  1. (phonetics) epenthesis
    Vele Nederlandse woorden bevatten een epenthesis om twee zelfstandige naamwoorden te verbinden.
    A lot of Dutch words contain an epenthesis to tie two nouns together.