itacism


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itacism

(ˈiːtəˌsɪzəm)
n
(Grammar) the pronunciation of the Greek letter eta as in Modern Greek
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37) Itacism of [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] in speech is certainly possible in this period,(38) but it must be noted that H is maintained elsewhere in the inscription, including three other weak aorists in [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] (lines 19, 22, 23); if derived from [GREEK TEXT OMITTED], the form on the stone would have to be a mason's error, perhaps influenced by the contemporary shift in pronunciation.