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|part of speech:
||an attempted combination or reconciliation of opposing principles, beliefs, or practices, esp. in religion or philosophy.
||in linguistics, a merging of two different inflectional forms, or the resulting form.
||syncretic (adj.), syncretistic (adj.), syncretist (n.)
The word syncretism
contains the following part:
that means with, together with
More about this word part:
The prefix "syn-
" occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn-
" assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-
, and sys-