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lenite

Line breaks: len¦ite
Pronunciation: /ˈliːnʌɪt
 
, lɪˈnʌɪt/

Definition of lenite in English:

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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