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paragoge

Line breaks: para|goge
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈɡəʊdʒi/

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Definition of paragoge in English:

noun

Linguistics
The addition of a letter or syllable to a word in particular contexts (e.g. n in an) or as a language develops (e.g. t in peasant).

Origin

mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek paragōgē 'addition, derivation', from para- 'alongside' + agōgē 'carrying'.

Derivatives

paragogic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈɡɒdʒɪk/
adjective

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