aphetically

aphetic

[uh-fet-ik]
adjective
pertaining to or due to aphesis.

Origin:
1875–80; < Greek áphet(os) freed, discharged (aphe- (see aphesis) + -tos past participle suffix) + -ic

aphetically, adverb
nonaphetic, adjective
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aphesis (ˈæfɪsɪs)
 
n
the gradual disappearance of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word, as in squire from esquire
 
[C19: from Greek, from aphienai to set free, send away]
 
aphetic
 
adj
 
a'phetically
 
adv

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aphetic
1880, from aphesis, coined by OED editor Sir James A.H. Murray (1837-1915) for "gradual and unintentional loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word" (as squire from esquire), from Gk. aphienai "to let go, to send forth," from apo- "from" + hienai "to send."
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