Gram. dependent on the following word for its stress: said as of a word that forms a phonetic unit with the following, stressed word (Ex.: for in “once and for all”), or of certain particles, as in classical Greek
Origin of procliticModern Latin procliticus from Classical Greek proklinein, to lean forward from pro-, forward (see pro-) + klinein, to lean
any such word or particle
A clitic that is attached to the beginning of another word.
Of or relating to a proclitic or proclisis; forming an accentual unit with the following word.
Origin of procliticNew Latin procliticus pro- 2Late Latin (en)cliticus enclitic ; see enclitic .
- pro·clit′i·ci·za′tion pro·clis′is