Definition of Crasis

1. n. A mixture of constituents, as of the blood; constitution; temperament.



Definition of Crasis

1. Noun. (obsolete) One's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body. ¹

2. Noun. A mixture or combination. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) The contraction of a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word with a vowel or diphthong at the start of the following word. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crasis

1. a vowel contraction [n CRASES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crasis

crashes
crashier
crashiest
crashing
crashing(a)
crashingly
crashless
crashlike
crashpad
crashpads
crashproof
crasht
crashworthiness
crashworthy
crashy
crasis (current term)
craspedote
crastination

Literary usage of Crasis

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1. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley, Frederic de Forest Allen (1912)
"crasis (mingling) is the contraction of a vowel at the end of a word with a ... crasis is used chiefly after forms of the article, the relative pronouns 5, ..."

2. A Manual of Pathological Anatomy by Karl Rokitansky (1854)
"The inflammatory stases developed during the progress of this crasis are, ... We are aware of no instance of this crasis passing into the fibrinous crasis, ..."

3. A Greek Grammar for the Use of High Schools and Universities by Philipp Buttmann, Edward Robinson (1833)
"crasis. 1. When of two successive words the first ends, and the second begins, ... In crasis there are three things to be particularly observed. a) Every ..."

4. A Greek Grammar for Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1920)
"crasis does not occur when the first vowel may be elided. ... crasis occurs in general only between words that belong together ; and the first of the two ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"By the terra "crasis" he means that special constitution or organization of the blood, ... The crasis may, therefore, be a normal or an abnormal one. ..."

6. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Iota subscript (5) appears in the syllable resulting from crasis only when ... The rules for crasis are in general the same as those for contraction (41 if. ..."

7. An Elementary Grammar of the Greek Language: Containing a Series of Greek by Raphael Kühner (1846)
"This coalescence is called crasis, and the mark by which it is indicated, ... The Coronis is placed over the syllable formed by crasis, and when this ..."

8. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley, Frederic de Forest Allen (1912)
"crasis (mingling) is the contraction of a vowel at the end of a word with a ... crasis is used chiefly after forms of the article, the relative pronouns 5, ..."

9. A Manual of Pathological Anatomy by Karl Rokitansky (1854)
"The inflammatory stases developed during the progress of this crasis are, ... We are aware of no instance of this crasis passing into the fibrinous crasis, ..."

10. A Greek Grammar for the Use of High Schools and Universities by Philipp Buttmann, Edward Robinson (1833)
"crasis. 1. When of two successive words the first ends, and the second begins, ... In crasis there are three things to be particularly observed. a) Every ..."

11. A Greek Grammar for Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1920)
"crasis does not occur when the first vowel may be elided. ... crasis occurs in general only between words that belong together ; and the first of the two ..."

12. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"By the terra "crasis" he means that special constitution or organization of the blood, ... The crasis may, therefore, be a normal or an abnormal one. ..."

13. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Iota subscript (5) appears in the syllable resulting from crasis only when ... The rules for crasis are in general the same as those for contraction (41 if. ..."

14. An Elementary Grammar of the Greek Language: Containing a Series of Greek by Raphael Kühner (1846)
"This coalescence is called crasis, and the mark by which it is indicated, ... The Coronis is placed over the syllable formed by crasis, and when this ..."

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