aphetic


aphetic
aphetic (adj.) 1880, from aphesis (1880), 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" (see APO- (Cf. apo-)) + hienai "to send" (see JET (Cf. jet) (v.)).

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  • Aphetic — A*phet ic, a. [Gr. ? letting go, fr. ? to let go.] Shortened by dropping a letter or a syllable from the beginning of a word; as, an aphetic word or form. {A*phet ic*al*ly}, adv. New Eng. Dict. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aphetic — may refer to: * Aphesis, a term in phonetics * Aphetic place, a term in astrology …   Wikipedia

  • aphetic — adjective /əˈfɛtɪk/ a) Of, relating to, or formed by aphesis. Pon is an aphetic form of upon . b) Of or relating to the apheta; life giving …   Wiktionary

  • aphetic — adjective see aphesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aphetic — aphetically, adv. /euh fet ik/, adj. pertaining to or due to aphesis. [1875 80; < Gk áphet(os) freed, discharged (aphe (see APHESIS) + tos ptp. suffix) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • aphetic — aphet·ic …   English syllables

  • aphetic — /əˈfɛtɪk/ (say uh fetik) adjective of, relating to, or due to aphesis. –aphetically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • aphetic — adjective produced by aphesis • Pertains to noun: ↑aphesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑aphesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aphetic place — In astrology, an aphetic place is a place in the horoscope that is highly fortunate when the benefic planets, such as the Sun, Venus and Jupiter, are placed therein. These areas are 5 degrees above the Ascendant to 25 degrees below it, 5 degrees… …   Wikipedia

  • aph. — aphetic. * * * …   Universalium


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