Classical Greek Grammar
[ proh-pa-rok-si-tohn ]
/ ˌproʊ pæˈrɒk sɪˌtoʊn /
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having an accent or heavy stress on the antepenultimate syllable.
a proparoxytone word.
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Origin of proparoxytone
OTHER WORDS FROM proparoxytonepro·par·ox·y·ton·ic [proh-pa-rok-si-ton-ik], /ˌproʊ pæˌrɒk sɪˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby proparoxytone
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British Dictionary definitions for proparoxytone
/ (ˌprəʊpəˈrɒksɪˌtəʊn) /
(in Ancient Greek) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the third syllable from the end
a proparoxytone word
Word Origin for proparoxytone
C18: from Greek proparoxutonos; see pro- ², paroxytone
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