Meaning of enclitic

en•clit•ic

Pronunciation: (en-klit'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a word) closely connected in pronunciation with the preceding word and not having an independent accent or phonological status.
—n.
  1. an enclitic word, as Latin que “and” in arma virumque, “arms and the man.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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