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crasis


crasis


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crasis  \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.