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epenthesis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epenthesis  \E*pen"the*sis\,  n.;  pl  {Epentheses}.  [L.,  fr  Gr 
  ?;  'epi`  +  ?  to  put  or  set  in.]  (Gram.) 
  The  insertion  of  a  letter  or  a  sound  in  the  body  of  a  word 
  as  the  b  in  ``nimble''  from  AS  n[=e]mol. 




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