crasis


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crasis

(ˈkreɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Phonetics & Phonology) the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into one. Also called: syneresis
[C17: from Greek krasis a mingling, from kerannunai to mix]
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Touching the first of these; The Notion of Existence of (f) God or Supream Governor of the World, is not only evident by undeniable reason and natural Evidence, but (g) seems to be ingraven in the very Crasis (8) of (h) human Nature, and congenite with it and connatural to it; And (i) not only /fol.
For example, the word "complexion" is treated thus: "complexion See also humor, race (A) Complexion is both the early modern medical term for the Greek crasis (temperament, or humoral personality) and the manifestation of that temperament in the skin of the face, through its color" (73).
a) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (a crasis for [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) has no particular connotation of a lofty elevation standing above and beyond something else.