lenite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from lenition.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliːnaɪt/, /ləˈnaɪt/

Verb[edit]

lenite (third-person singular simple present lenites, present participle leniting, simple past and past participle lenited)

  1. (phonetics, phonology, transitive) To cause (a consonant) to undergo lenition.
    This environment lenites "m" to "mh".
  2. (phonetics, phonology, intransitive) To undergo lenition.
    "M" lenites to "mh".

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lenite

  1. second-person plural present indicative of lenire
  2. second-person plural imperative of lenire
  3. plural of lenito

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēnīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lēniō