Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The addition of a sound, syllable or letter to the end of a word, either through natural development or as a grammatical function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word, as withouten for without.
  • n. Coaptation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The addition, by growth or accident, of a non-significant letter or syllable to the end of a word: opposed to prosthesis and apocope. Examples are len-d, amongs-t, agains-t, whils-t, tyran-t. Also called epithesis and ectasis.

Etymologies

From Late Latin paragoge, from Greek παραγωγή ‘derivation, addition’. (Wiktionary)

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