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Saltos de línea: cra¦sis
Pronunciación: /ˈkreɪsɪs

Definición de crasis en inglés:

sustantivo (plural crases /-siːz/)

A contraction of two adjacent vowels into one long vowel or diphthong, for example the reduction of words in ancient Greek from three syllables to two.
Example sentences
  • In some cases analogous to crasis two simple tags best describe a single Greek word.


mid 16th century (as a medical term denoting the blending of physical qualities giving rise to a particular state of health): from Greek krasis 'mixture'.

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