- pertaining to or due to aphesis.
Origin of aphetic
Examples from the Web for aphetic
The tender of a ship or of a locomotive is the attender, and taint is aphetic for attaint, Fr.
For limner we find in the 15th century lumner and luminour, which is aphetic for alluminour, or enlumineur.
The name Turney, well known in Nottingham, is from the town of Tournay, or is aphetic for attorney.
Word Origin and History for aphetic
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 Greek aphienai "to let go, to send forth," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + hienai "to send" (see jet (v.)).