aphaeretic


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a·phaer·e·sis

or a·pher·e·sis (ə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·phaer·e·ses (-sēz′) or a·pher·e·ses
The loss of one or more sounds from the beginning of a word, as in copter from helicopter.

[Late Latin, from Greek aphairesis, from aphairein, to take away : apo-, apo- + hairein, to take.]

aph′ae·ret′ic (ăf′ə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.aphaeretic - relating to or formed by or consisting of aphaeresis
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3) On the other hand, even though Jaan Puhvel has cautiously, but in my view probably correctly, interpreted the Hittite animal asku- as meaning 'mole' (connecting it with the etymologically disputed Greek words for this creature, aphaeretic [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]and ~ metathetic [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (4) forms to which I return briefly at the end of this paper) (5) and noted that the "u-stem asku- is also reminiscent of Skt.