- the combination or reconciliation of differing beliefs or practices in religion, philosophy, etc.
- the merging into one of two or more differently inflected forms
- the resulting identity between two or more inflected forms of a word (Ex.: past tense twisted in “She twisted the handle” and past participle twisted in “the twisted vine”)
Origin of syncretismFrench syncrétisme from Modern Latin syncretismus from Classical Greek synkr?tismos, union of two parties against a third, origin, originally , a joining of Cretans from syn-, with, together + Kr?tes, plural of Kr?s, Cretan