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aph·e·sis

 (ăf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. aph·e·ses (-sēz′)
The loss of an initial, usually unstressed vowel from a word, as in cute from acute.

[Greek, a release, from aphīenai, aphe-, to let go : apo-, apo- + hīenai, to send; see diesis.]

a·phet′ic (ə-fĕt′ĭk) adj.
a·phet′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.aphetic - produced by aphesis
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While twen(e) and twix are aphetic forms of correspondingly bitwen(e) and bitwix(t)(en), atwen and atwix are formed from the preposition a and twen(e) or twix (cf.
19), this recalls an association between Jews and excrement--'sitten' is an aphetic form of 'beshitten' --still current in early modern England, evidenced in the belief that Jews emitted a noxious scent and in the tale of the Jew of Tewkesbury, an event reported to have occurred in 1257 but frequently retold.
A lot of number of websites and blogs had condemned the irresponsible and aphetic attitude of Norway.
Feck, as it turns out, is from the Scottish 'feck,' which is aphetic for 'effect.
It is said to be an aphetic form of ME arrouse, from Old French arrouser, 'bedew; sprinkle'.