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haplology

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1. The loss of one of two identical or similar adjacent syllables in a word, as in Latin nūtrīx, "nurse,” from earlier *nūtrītrīx.

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  • While it's acceptable to suggest that Etruscan had some sort of prior syncope before the documented one that occured around 500 BCE, suggesting also that an ablative *-si-si was reduced to -is by way of a convenient one-time case of added haplology seemed to me ad hoc.
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