aphaeresis definition

  • noun:
    • losing a number of noises from the beginning of a word, such as till for until.
    • alternate spelling of apheresis.
    • Same as apheresis.
    • (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as with `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
  • others:
    • etc. See apheresis, etc.

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