synaeresis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συναίρεσις (sunaíresis, unification), from συν- (sun-, together) + αἵρεσις (haíresis, taking), from αἱρέω (hairéō, I take).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪnˈɛɹəsɪs/

Noun[edit]

synaeresis (countable and uncountable, plural synaereses)

Examples (linguistics, prosody)

contraction of the -ew (/uː/) and or- (/oʊɹ/) of New Orleans into /ˈˈˈnɔːˈˈˈlənz/.

  1. (linguistics, prosody) the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong or a long vowel.
  2. (chemistry) the separating out of the liquid from a gel.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σῠναίρεσῐς (sunaíresis).

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Noun[edit]

synaeresis f (genitive synaereseōs); third declension

  1. synaeresis (contraction of two syllables into one)

Declension[edit]

Third declension, Greek type, with some i-stem forms.

Number Singular Plural
nominative synaeresis synaeresēs
genitive synaereseōs synaeresium
synaereseōn
dative synaeresī *synaeresibus
accusative synaeresin
synaeresim
synaeresem
synaeresēs
synaereseis
ablative synaeresī synaeresibus
vocative *synaeresi
*synaeresis
*synaeresēs

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