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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epithesis The addition of a letter at the end of a word, without changing its sense; as, numb for num whilst for whiles .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epithesis In grammar, same as paragoge.
    • n epithesis The rectification of crooked limbs by means of instruments.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a putting on; 'epi` upon + to place


In literature:

Epithesis, or the addition of a final consonant, is common in uneducated speech, e.g.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley