[B-Greek] EIKOSI with movable-nu?
dj214 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 30 11:48:22 EDT 2005
Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>LSJ-Glare notes the form EIKOSIN in Homer (more commonly EEIKOSIN, in
>Aristophanes as regular, in Herodotus, in Philodemus (definitely
>Hellenistic), but says it's not found in papyri or inscriptions. The
>supplement notes a Doric form IKATIN before a consonant in a fragment
>of Callimachus. So apparently it very rarely does appear, but it's
>not a standard or common form.
Just a quick check in the ConcEyst database (Greek inscriptions from
Asia, free download!) gives a twenty odd instances, though a few of them
Likewise the Duke Databank gives five instances.
Which proves the point that though LSJ was impressive for its time,
times have changed.
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