syneresis

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the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong

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the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)

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The former is not properly one word, but two: ka/os kagathos (Kahoq KdyaOoq), the first (kalos) being 'fine', and the second a compound ('crasis') of kai ('and') and agathos ('noble, worthy').
For example, the word "complexion" is treated thus: "complexion See also humor, race (A) Complexion is both the early modern medical term for the Greek crasis (temperament, or humoral personality) and the manifestation of that temperament in the skin of the face, through its color" (73).
(a) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (a crasis for [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) has no particular connotation of a lofty elevation standing above and beyond something else.