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syl·la·bar·y

syllabary

 
pronunciation:
sI l beI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: syllabaries
definition 1: a table or list of syllables.
definition 2: a set of written symbols or characters that represent syllables used in the language of certain countries such as Japan and China.
Word Parts
The word syllabary contains the following parts:
syl- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix syl- occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of syn- used before roots beginning with l, such as "log". See syn-.
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with