Definition of Aphaeresis

1. Noun. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in 'coon' for 'raccoon' or 'till' for 'until'.

Exact synonyms: Apheresis
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Deletion, Omission
Derivative terms: Aphaeretic, Apheretic



Definition of Aphaeresis

1. Noun. (UK Commonwealth) (alternative spelling of apheresis) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aphaeresis

1. [n -RESES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aphaeresis

apex predators
apex pulmonis
apex satyri
apex vesicae
apexcardiogram
apexcardiography
apexes
apexification
apexigraph
apfelstrudel
apfelstrudels
apgar
aphaereses
aphaeresis (current term)
aphaeretic
aphagia
aphagias
aphakia
aphakial
aphakic
aphakic eye
aphakic glaucoma
aphaniptera
aphanipterous
aphanite
aphanites

Literary usage of Aphaeresis

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1. Versification of the Cauderna Vía as Found in Berceo's Vida de Santo Domingo by John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald (1905)
"I have preferred to treat them with the cases of impure ,s- due to the aphaeresis of a Romanic initial vowel that had no counterpart in Latin ; ey star, ..."

2. Introduction to the Study of the Greek Dialects: Grammar, Selected by Carl Darling Buck (1910)
"For elision in place of usual crasis, see 94. aphaeresis 92. Examples of aphaeresis, which is only a form of crasis, are rare. Ion. f¡ Ч, /чт? ..."

3. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"... Inversion, Hyperbaton, tending to Obscurity—Style of the Age of Dryden— Alteration of Words in Accent; or by aphaeresis, Front-Cut ; Syncope, Mid-Cut; ..."

4. A Greek Grammar by William Watson Goodwin (1896)
"... at the beginning of a word is sometimes dropped after a long vowel or a diphthong, especially after fj.r¡, not, and -/j, or. This is called aphaeresis ..."

5. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"aphaeresis. 324.1 See under ‘i + c, o + c, + c. In an oracle given by Hdt. \II 220, it is better to read ..."

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