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Meaning of CRASIS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cra"sis\ (kr?"s?s), n. [LL., temperament, fr. Gr. ????,
fr. ???? to mix.]
1. (Med.) A mixture of constituents, as of the blood;
   constitution; temperament.

2. (Gram.) A contraction of two vowels (as the final and
   initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or
   into a diphthong; syn[ae]resis; as, cogo for coago.

 

 

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