aphetized

aphetized
Having undergone aphesis, the removal of an unstressed initial vowel.

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  • aphetize — ˈafəˌtīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: aphetic + ize : to shorten by aphesis esquire was aphetized to squire : produce by aphesis the aphetized form down, from adown …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aphetism — Aph e*tism, n. An aphetized form of a word. New Eng. Dict. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aphetize — Aph e*tize, v. t. To shorten by aphesis. [1913 Webster] These words . . . have been aphetized. New Eng. Dict. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphesis — noun /ˈæfəsɪs/ The loss of the initial unstressed vowel of a word. The word leet is derived from elite by aphesis. Ant: prothesis See Also: aphetic …   Wiktionary

  • aphetism — noun a) The aphetized form of a word, i.e. a word which has dropped its initial vowel or syllable. For example, see squire. b) aphesis See Also: aphesis, aphetic …   Wiktionary

  • aphet. — abbr. aphetic, aphetized …   Dictionary of abbreviations

  • a- — 1. prefix not, without (amoral; agnostic; apetalous). Etymology: Gk a , or L f. Gk, or F f. L f. Gk 2. prefix implying motion onward or away, adding intensity to verbs of motion (arise; awake). Etymology: OE a , orig. ar 3. prefix to, at, or into …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphetism — (ˈæfɪtɪz(ə)m) [n. of result f. next: cf. Latinism.] An aphetized form of a word; a form, such as squire, limn, peach, resulting from the loss of the weak initial vowel …   Useful english dictionary

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