Definition of Apocope

1. Noun. Abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds. "The British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"

Generic synonyms: Abbreviation



Definition of Apocope

1. n. The cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.

Definition of Apocope

1. Noun. (prosody) The loss or omission of a sound or syllable from the end of a word. ¹

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Definition of Apocope

1. an omission of the last sound of a word [n -S] : APOCOPIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Apocope

1. 1. The cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word. 2. A cutting off; abscission. Origin: L, fr. Gr. A cutting off, fr. To cut off; from + to cut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apocope

apocenters
apocentre
apocentric
apochromatic
apochromatic lens
apochromatic objective
apocleisis
apocolpia
apocolpium
apocopate
apocopated
apocopates
apocopating
apocopation
apocopations
apocope (current term)
apocopes
apocopic
apocrine
apocrine-gland
apocrine carcinoma
apocrine gland
apocrine glands
apocrine metaplasia
apocrine miliaria
apocrine sweat glands
apocrisiarius
apocrustic
apocrypha

Literary usage of Apocope

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1. Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Troilus by George Lyman Kittredge (1891)
"apocope of weak -e after a syllable having a secondary accent (ten Brink, ... apocope of weak -e immediately after the syllable bearing the main accent. ..."

2. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1883)
"... and coloration of Rhinichthys and apocope. (A coined name, without meaning. ... apocope Cope. (Cop«, Hayden's Geol. Surv. Mont. 1871, 472 : type apocope ..."

3. An Old English Grammar by Eduard Sievers (1903)
"The vowels of other final syllables than those already instanced do not undergo apocope in OE. In particular, all vowels are retained which are still ..."

4. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"In modem Spanish the results of this apocope are limited to words in which the /-e/ follows a single apical consonant: dental, liquid, sibilant, or nasal, ..."

5. Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature (1894)
"apocope of weak -e after a syllable having a secondary accent (ten Brink, ... apocope of weak -e immediately after the syllable bearing the main accent. ..."

6. Versification of the Cauderna Vía as Found in Berceo's Vida de Santo Domingo by John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald (1905)
"apocope. • apocope is the disappearance of a final vowel, ... Time following is the list of time cases of apocope that appear in our poem'. i. ..."

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