Definition of Enclisis

1. Noun. (uncountable linguistics) The use of enclitics in the syntax of a language. ¹



2. Noun. (countable linguistics) A specific instance of the usage of an enclitic. ¹

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Definition of Enclisis

1. the shifting of stress to a preceding word [n ENCLISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enclisis

enclasp
enclasped
enclasping
enclasps
enclave
enclaved
enclavement
enclavements
enclaves
enclaving
enclin'd
encline
enclined
enclines
enclises
enclisis (current term)
enclitic
enclitically
enclitics
encloister
encloistered
encloistering
encloisters
enclosable
enclose
enclosed
enclosed space
encloser
enclosers
encloses

Literary usage of Enclisis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Sound and Inflexion as Illustrated in the Greek and Latin by John Edward King, Christopher Cookson (1888)
"But the accent in enclisis is limited in Greek, as in the case of single words, ... As a substitute therefore for complete enclisis the accent goes as far ..."

2. The Greek Grammar of Frederick Thiersch by Friedrich Wilhelm von Thiersch (1830)
"Universally, however, enclisis ceases when the meaning of the pronoun w by any ... Likewise the regimen of verbs removes enclisis ; except when the case ..."

3. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1907)
"It has already been pointed out that, the effect of enclisis being word-grouping under a single principal accent, the actual cause of syncope in such cases ..."

4. Manual of Linguistics: A Concise Account of General and English Phonology by John Clark (1893)
"In Greek, the enclisis must have affected the finite verb as a whole. ... The similarity of the conditions that fetter ordinary enclisis and recession is ..."

5. Greek and Roman Versification: With an Introduction on the Development of by Lucian Müller, Samuel Ball Platner (1892)
"By enclisis the enclitic word loses its own individuality and is merged into ... The cases of enclisis in Greek are well known. In Latin, besides que, ve, ..."

6. Object-pronouns in Dependent Clauses: A Study in Old Spanish Word-order by Winthrop Holt Chenery (1905)
"enclisis to the verb being forbidden, it follows that if a tendency to ... in the same Hispanic texts of enclisis to the verb is a result of end position. ..."

7. Circulars by Johns Hopkins University (1888)
"It is shown that the well- known laws of this recession are in striking accord with the Greek laws of enclisis, and the ground is taken that this similarity ..."

8. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"Examples have been given above of the shifting of ro- in enclisis after иг, etc. It shifts in precisely the same way when another preposition is added. ..."

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