anaptotic

[an-uh p-tot-ik]

adjective Archaic.

(of languages) tending to become uninflected, in accordance with a theory that languages evolve from uninflected to inflected and back.

Nearby words

  1. anaplastic cell,
  2. anaplasty,
  3. anapophysial,
  4. anapophysis,
  5. anapsid,
  6. anaptyxis,
  7. anapurna,
  8. anarch,
  9. anarchic,
  10. anarchism

Origin of anaptotic

1840–50; an-3 + aptote (< Greek áptōton, noun use of neuter of áptōtos uninflected, not falling, equivalent to a- a-6 + ptōtós falling, verbid of píptein to fall) + -ic

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