Syntagma Definition

sĭntăm
syntagmas, syntagmata, syntagms
noun
syntagmata
A unit in a sequential linguistic structure.
Webster's New World
A sequence of words in a particular syntactic relationship to one another; a construction.
American Heritage

A Macedonian phalanx fighting formation consisting of 256 men with long spears (sarissae).

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Other Word Forms of Syntagma

Noun

Singular:
syntagma
Plural:
syntagmas, syntagmata

Origin of Syntagma

  • New Latin from French syntagme from Greek suntagma suntagmat- arrangement, syntactic unit from suntassein suntag- to put in order syntax

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin syntagma, from Ancient Greek σύνταγμα (suntagma, “syntactical element"), from συντάσσω (suntassō, “arrange together", “to order").

    From Wiktionary

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