Etymology
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polysyllabic (adj.)

"consisting of many (usually meaning more than three) syllables," 1741 (polysyllabical is from 1650s), with -ic + Medieval Latin polysyllabus, from Greek polysyllabos; see poly- "much, many" + syllabic. Perhaps modeled on French polysyllabique (1540s).

updated on August 31, 2020

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