Aphesis

The loss of letters or syllables at the start of a word. Opposite of apocope.
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aphesis

[n] - the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire` for `esquire`
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Aphesis

Aph'e┬Ěsis noun [ Greek ... a letting go; ... + ... to let go.] The loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word; -- the result of a phonetic process; as, squire for esquire . New Eng. Dict.
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aphesis

noun the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire` for `esquire`
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Aphesis

• (n.) The loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word; -- the result of a phonetic process; as, squire for esquire.
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aphesis

the omission of the initial syllable of a word. See also Apocope.
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Aphesis

Linguistically, the omission of an unaccented syllable from the front of a word. Contrast with the m
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Aphesis

The omission of the initial syllable of a word. See also apocope.
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aphesis

loss of initial unaccented vowel from beginning of a word
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