ecthlipsis definition

  • noun:
    • The falling away or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
    • The elision of your final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.
    • The falling away or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
    • The elision of one last m, because of the preceding vowel, before a word you start with a vowel.
    • In Greek and Latin grammar, omission or suppression of a letter; specially, in Latin sentence structure, elision or suppression in utterance of a final vowel and consonant in a syllable ending in m, like in the line.
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