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a·poc·o·pe

 (ə-pŏk′ə-pē)
n.
The loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word, as in Modern English sing from Middle English singen.

[Late Latin, from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein, to cut off : apo-, apo- + koptein, to cut.]
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apocope

(əˈpɒkəpɪ)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) omission of the final sound or sounds of a word
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek apokopē, from apokoptein to cut off]
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a•poc•o•pe

(əˈpɒk əˌpi)

n.
the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the end of a word.
[1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek apokopḗ, <apokóptein to cut off =apo- apo- + kóptein to cut]
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apocope

excision or amputation.
See also: Surgery
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apocope - abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds; "the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"
abbreviation - a shortened form of a word or phrase
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Translations
Apokope

apocope

[əˈpɒkəpɪ] Napócope f
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Asi se observan apocopes, por ejemplo, en <doan', ghos', en', yo', fren'>, sincopas en <ag'in, b'longs>, aferesis en <'em, 'at, 'uz>.
The linguistic development via ykun is only possible for maku if we posit a complicated chain of apocopes and changes of stress.