crasis

[ krey-sis ]
/ ˈkreɪ sɪs /

noun, plural cra·ses [krey-seez] /ˈkreɪ siz/. Archaic.

composition; constitution; makeup.

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Origin of crasis

1595–1605; < Greek krâsis mixture, blend, equivalent to krā- (base of kerannýnai to mix) + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for crasis

crasis
/ (ˈkreɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into oneAlso called: syneresis

Word Origin for crasis

C17: from Greek krasis a mingling, from kerannunai to mix
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