aphetic (adj.) Look up aphetic at Dictionary.com
1880, from aphesis (1880), coined by OED editor Sir James A.H. Murray (1837-1915) for "gradual and unintentional loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word" (as squire from esquire), from Greek aphienai "to let go, to send forth," from apo "from" (see apo-) + hienai "to send" (see jet (v.)).