hyphaeresis

noun
hy·phaer·e·sis | \ hī-ˈfer-ə-səs ; especially British -ˈfir- \

Definition of hyphaeresis 

: the omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the body of a word

First Known Use of hyphaeresis

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyphaeresis

borrowed from Greek hyphaíresis "taking from below, subtraction, omission of a letter," from hyphaireîn "to draw from under, pilfer, subtract" (from hyp- hyp- + haireîn "to take, grasp," of obscure origin) + -sis -sis

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