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/ əˈfɛt ɪk /
adjective Historical Linguistics.
pertaining to or due to aphesis.
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Origin of aphetic
OTHER WORDS FROM aphetica·phet·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·phet·ic, adjective
Words nearby aphetic
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Example sentences from the Web for aphetic
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.