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adjectiveLatin Grammar Ancient Greek Grammar
Of a Greek or Latin noun: having the same number of syllables in all cases of the singular.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From classical Latin pari-, alternative stem of pār equal + syllaba syllable + -ic. Compare later syllabic [noun]. Compare post-classical Latin parisyllabice, adverb, French parisyllabique.
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