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ineluctable (adj) – Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : ?Proteus,? the third episode of Ulysses, opens with the beautiful but opaque ?Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes.? At least the word ineluctable is easy to analyze, if not the entire sentence. Ineluctable comes directly from Latin in?luct?bilis ?from which one cannot escape,? which consists of the negative or privative prefix in-, roughly ?not? (from the same Proto-Indo-European source as English un-). ?luct?r? is a compound verb meaning ?to force one?s way out?; it is formed from the prefix ?-, a form of the preposition and prefix ex, ex- ?out of, from within? used only before consonants, and luct?r? ?to wrestle?; the suffix -bilis is added to verbs and denotes ability. Ineluctable entered English in the 17th century.

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