aphetism

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Etymology[edit]

From aphesis +‎ -ism.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fəˌtɪ.zəm/

Noun[edit]

aphetism ‎(plural aphetisms)

  1. The aphetized form of a word, i.e. a word which has dropped its initial vowel or syllable. For example, see squire.
  2. Aphesis.

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