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lenition

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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Etymology

From lenis + -ition (modelled on German Lenierung).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ləˈnɪʃən/

Noun

Singular
lenition

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  1. (Celtic linguistics) A weakening of articulation, a consonant’s becoming lenis or soft.

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