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AUGMENT (Lat. augere, to increase)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 902 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUGMENT (Lat. augere, to increase), in Sanskrit and Greek grammar the vowel prefixed to indicate the past tenses of a verb; in Greek grammar it is called syllabic, when only the a is pre-fixed; temporal, when it causes an initial vowel in the verb to become a diphthong or long vowel.
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