Definition of lenite in English:

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lenite

Pronunciation: /ˈliːnʌɪt/
/lɪˈnʌɪt/

verb

(be lenited)
(Of a consonant in a Celtic language) be pronounced with palatalization.

Origin

Early 20th century: back-formation from lenition.

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