etacism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eta, from Ancient Greek ἦτα (êta). Compare itacism.

Noun[edit]

etacism (usually uncountable, plural etacisms)

  1. (grammar) The pronunciation of the Greek eta like the Italian long e, or the vowel in the English word ate.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for etacism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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