aphetic (adj.) Look up aphetic at Dictionary.com
1880, "suggested by the Editor" (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" [OED], as squire from esquire, venture from adventure. With -ic + aphesis (1880), from Greek aphienai "to let go, to send forth," from assimilated form of apo "from" (see apo-) + hienai "to send" (see jet (v.)). Compare apheresis.