Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, same as paragoge.
- n. The rectification of crooked limbs by means of instruments.
- n. linguistics The addition of a letter or sound at the end of a word, without changing its meaning, as in "numb" for "num" or "whilst" for "whiles".
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The addition of a letter at the end of a word, without changing its sense.
- From Ancient Greek a putting on. (Wiktionary)
“From the external rite it is known as the "imposition of hands" (epithesis cheiron), or as "anointing with chrism" (unctio, chrismatio, chrisma, myron).”
“Among phonetic changes which occur with more or less regularity are those called aphesis, epenthesis, epithesis, assimilation, dissimilation, and metathesis, convenient terms which are less learned than they appear.”
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