Definition of Eclipsis

1. Noun. Omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences.

Exact synonyms: Ellipsis
Generic synonyms: Deletion, Omission



Definition of Eclipsis

1. Noun. (obsolete) An omission of words needed to fully express the sense of a phrase ¹

2. Noun. A line or dash used to show that text has been omitted ¹

3. Noun. ''(Irish grammar)'' The suppression of the sounds of certain radical consonants in place of others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eclipsis

1. an ellipsis [n ECLIPSES or ECLIPSISES] - See also: ellipsis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eclipsis

eclectism
eclegm
eclegms
eclesiastical
eclipsable
eclipse
eclipse blindness
eclipse period
eclipse phase
eclipsed
eclipser
eclipsers
eclipses
eclipsing
eclipsing binary
eclipsis (current term)
eclipsises
ecliptic
ecliptical
ecliptick
ecliptics
eclog
eclogite
eclogites
eclogitic
eclogitized
eclogs
eclogue
eclogues
eclose

Literary usage of Eclipsis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the Irish Language: Pub. for the Use of the Senior Classes in by John O'Donovan (1845)
"But it should be stated that, in Irish, eclipsis answers a further purpose than that of mere euphony or facility of utterance; for it sometimes helps to ..."

2. Publications by English Historical Society (1842)
"planetas conveniant in Libra, eclipsis solis, qua AD mu. totum corpus ejus ... et erit eclipsis solis ..."

3. De Michaele et Andronico Palaeologis libri tredecim by George Pachymeres, Immanuel Bekker (1835)
"... sous 900 »Lull dígitos 11 restant 654 quantitas ergo eclipsis est digiti ... quae faciunt digiti u ni us partes 40 Duratio eclipsis. ..."

4. A Grammar of the Modern Irish Language Designed for the Use of the Classes by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright (1860)
"eclipsis. This term has been invented by Irish grammarians to denote one class of those alterations by which the initial letters of words are affected under ..."

5. Graiméar na Gaeḋilge by Na Bráiṫreaċaiḃ Críostaṁla, Christian Brothers (1901)
"eclipsis. 22. eclipsis is the term used to denote the suppression of the sounds of certain Irish consonants by prefixing others produced by the same organ ..."

6. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Eclipse. (F.-L.-Gk.) ME eclips, clips. — OF eclipse. —L. eclipsis.— Gk. ix\(ofits, a failure, esp. of light of the sun. Eclogue, a pastoral poem. ..."

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