1. A clitic that is attached to the end of another word. In Give 'em the works, the pronoun 'em is an enclitic.
2. A clitic.
Of or relating to an enclitic or enclisis; forming an accentual unit with the preceding word.
[Late Latin encliticus, from Greek enklitikos, from enklīnein, to lean on : en-, on, in; see EN-2 + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
en·cliti·cize′ (-ə-sīz′) v.
en·clit′i·ci·zation (-ə-sĭ-zāshən), enclis·is (-klĭs-ĭs) n.
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