enclitic definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Late Latin encliticus ; from Classical Greek enklitikos ; from enklinein, to lean toward, incline ; from en-, in plush klinein, to lean
enclitic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A clitic that is attached to the end of another word. In Give 'em the works, the pronoun 'em is an enclitic.
- A clitic.
Origin: Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos, from enklīnein, to lean on : en-, on, in; see en-2 + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
- en·clitˈi·cizeˌ verb
- en·clitˌi·ci·zaˈtion , en·clisˈis noun