Definition of Proclisis

1. Noun. (uncountable linguistics) The use of proclitics in the syntax of a language. ¹



2. Noun. (countable linguistics) A specific instance of the usage of a proclitic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proclisis

1. [n -CLISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proclisis

prociduous
procinct
procincts
proclaim
proclaimed
proclaimer
proclaimers
proclaimest
proclaimeth
proclaiming
proclaims
proclamation
proclamations
proclamatory
proclises
proclisis (current term)
proclitic
proclitically
proclitics
proclive
proclivities
proclivity
proclivous
procoagulant
procoele
procoeles
procoelian
procoelians
procognitive
procollagen

Literary usage of Proclisis

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1. Manual of Linguistics: A Concise Account of General and English Phonology by John Clark (1893)
"... these were at least helped towards proclisis by a desire to differentiate them from the relatives o and r>, oi and a/' following their analogy; ..."

2. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"This proclisis actually exist' not be overlooked, but it now appears to me mor to regard it as a secondary than as a primary cai duction of these phenomena. ..."

3. Rhythm and Word-order in Anglo-Saxon and Semi-Saxon: With Special Reference by August Dahlstedt (1901)
"The development is quite natural, the phenomena working into each other like cog-wheels: the preverbal order producing proclisis before the verb, ..."

4. Object-pronouns in Dependent Clauses by Winthrop Holt Chenery (1905)
"The later accentuation seems to be more favorable to the development of proclisis ... and towards proclisis, because to my mind it proves that there is no ..."

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