Synæresis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Synæresis (Gram) The union, or drawing together into one syllable, of two vowels that are ordinarily separated in syllabification; synecphonesis; -- the opposite of diæresis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a taking or drawing together, fr. to take together; sy`n with + to take, to grasp. See Syn-, and Heresy