proparoxytone

[proh-pa-rok-si-tohn]Classical Greek Grammar
noun
  1. a proparoxytone word.

Origin of proparoxytone

From the Greek word proparoxýtonos, dating back to 1755–65. See pro-2, paroxytone
Related formspro·par·ox·y·ton·ic [proh-pa-rok-si-ton-ik] /ˌproʊ pæˌrɒk sɪˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proparoxytone

proparoxytone

adjective
  1. (in Ancient Greek) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the third syllable from the end
noun
  1. a proparoxytone word
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Word Origin for proparoxytone

C18: from Greek proparoxutonos; see pro- ², paroxytone
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