Share this entry

Share this page

apocope

Saltos de línea: apoc|ope
Pronunciación: /əˈpɒkəpi
 
/

Definición de apocope en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Linguistics
Omission of the final sound of a word, as when cup of tea is pronounced as cuppa tea.
Example sentences
  • In these dialects many words end in a consonant but they cannot be seen as an apocope of an Italian word.
  • In literature apocope is confined to poetry, but in the prose inscriptions of the dialects it is frequent.
  • Cross-linguistically, vowels that undergo apocope usually follow the stressed syllable; apocope in Greek, however, often appears to occur in vowels that precede accented syllables.

Origen

mid 16th century: from late Latin, from Greek apokoptein 'cut off', from apo- 'from' + koptein 'to cut'.

Definición de apocope en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?