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Origin of syllable
- Middle English sillable from Anglo-Norman alteration of Old French sillabe from Latin syllaba from Greek sullabē from sullabein second aorist of sullambanein to combine in pronunciation sun- syn- lambanein to take
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English and Middle French sillabe, from Latin syllaba, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ…Î»Î»Î±Î²Î® (sullabÄ“), from ÏƒÏ…Î»Î»Î±Î¼Î²Î¬Î½Ï‰ (sullambanÅ, “I gather together"), from ÏƒÏ…Î½- (sun-, “together") + Î»Î±Î¼Î²Î¬Î½Ï‰ (lambanÅ, “I take").