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Origin of crasis

1595–1605; < Greek krâsis mixture, blend, equivalent to krā- (base of kerannýnai to mix) + -sis -sis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. 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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