American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A clitic that is attached to the beginning of another word.
- adj. Of or relating to a proclitic or proclisis; forming an accentual unit with the following word.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Greek grammar, dependent in accent upon the following word: noting certain monosyllabic words so closely attached to the word following as to have no accent.
- n. In Greek grammar, a monosyllabic word which leans upon or is so closely attached to a following word as to have no independent accent. The proclitics are certain forms of the article, certain prepositions and conjunctions, and the negative
οὐ. Compare atonic.
- n. linguistics A clitic which phonetically joins with the following word. In English, the dialectal form t' is an example. In Arabic, conjunctions and prepositions that have only one letter, such as و (wa-), always attach as a prefix to the following word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Gr. Gram.) Leaning forward; -- said of certain monosyllabic words which are so closely attached to the following word as not to have a separate accent.
- New Latin procliticus : pro-2 + Late Latin (en)cliticus, enclitic; see enclitic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Maybe all it indicates is that un– was really a proclitic instead of a prefix all along, but we never knew it until someone came up with this usage that revealed it.”
“Not what you would expect from a proclitic … Also, “I’m” would be a bit funny then.”
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I've noticed many, many words start with PRO and this is just a collection of them.
Your terms and additions are welcome.
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