crasis definition

  • noun:
    • a person's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body.
    • a mix or combo.
    • The contraction of a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word with a vowel or diphthong in the very beginning of the after term.
    • a combination of constituents, at the time of the blood; constitution; temperament.
    • A contraction of two vowels (because the last and initial vowels of united words) into one lengthy vowel, or into a diphthong; synæresis; as, cogo for coago.
    • In medicine, the blend of the constituents of a fluid, whilst the blood; for this reason, temperament; constitution.
    • In grammar, a figure wherein two different vowels tend to be contracted into one long vowel or into a diphthong, as alēthea into alēthē, teicheos into teichous. Its otherwise known as syneresis.

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