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Mid. 16th cent.: via Late Latin from Ancient Greek ἐπένθεσις (epenthesis) < ἐπεντίθημι (epentithēmi), I insert) < ἐπί (epi) + ἐντίθημι (entithēmi), I put in) < ἐν (en), in) + τίθημι (tithēmi), I put, place).

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epenthesis

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epenthes

epenthesis (epenthes)
  1. (phonetics) The insertion of a phoneme, letter, or syllable into a word, usually to satisfy the phonological constraints of a language or poetic context.

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