Definition for EN-CLIT'IC

EN-CLIT'IC, a. [Gr. εγκλιτικος, inclined; εγκλινω, to incline.]

  1. Leaning; inclining, or inclined. In grammar, an enclitic particle or word, is one which is so closely united to another as to seem to be a part of it; as, que, ne, and ve, in virumque, nonne, aliusve.
  2. Throwing back the accent upon the foregoing syllable. Harris.

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