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anaptyxis

[ an-uhp-tik-sis, an-ap- ]

noun

, plural an·ap·tyx·es [an-, uh, p-, tik, -seez, an-ap-].
  1. epenthesis of a vowel.


anaptyxis

/ ˌænæpˈtɪksɪs; ˌænæpˈtɪktɪk /

noun

  1. the insertion of a short vowel between consonants in order to make a word more easily pronounceable


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Derived Forms

  • anaptyctic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • an·ap·tyc·tic [an-, uh, p-, tik, -tik, an-ap-], anap·tycti·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anaptyxis1

1880–85; < New Latin < Greek, equivalent to anaptyk- (stem of anaptýssein to unfold, equivalent to ana- ana- + ptýssein to fold) + -sis -sis

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anaptyxis1

C19: via New Latin from Greek anaptuxis, from anaptussein to unfold, from ana- + ptussein to fold

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