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aphesis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire' for `esquire'

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural apheses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, release, from aphienai to let go, from apo- + hienai to send more at jet Date: 1880 aphaeresis consisting of the loss of a short unaccented vowel (as in lone for alone) aphetic adjective aphetically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. apheses) the gradual loss of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word (e.g. of e from esquire to form squire). Derivatives: aphetic adj. aphetically adv. Etymology: Gk, = letting go (as APO-, hiemi send)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aphesis Aph"e*sis, n. [Gr. ? a letting go; ? + ? to let go.] The loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word; -- the result of a phonetic process; as, squire for esquire. --New Eng. Dict.




 


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