ἀφαίρεσις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ἀφαιρέω (aphairéō, I take away) +‎ -σις (-sis, nominal suffix), from ἀφ' (aph', apocopic form of ἀπό (apó, from)) +‎ αἱρέω (hairéō, I take).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ἀφαίρεσῐς (aphaíresisf (genitive ἀφαιρέσεως); third declension

  1. Taking away, carrying off, removal; putting off.
    1. (law) Assertion of freedom of a reputed slave.
    2. Amputation.
  2. (logic) Abstraction; mathematics.
    1. (grammar) Removal of initial letters.

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: apheresis

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