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48. Plural of feminine names of towns and of parts of the human body.

Feminine names of towns in the plural are dualistic. So also symmetrical parts of the human body, not a common prose usage.

Ἀθῆναι”, Athens (upper and lower towns1); “Θῆβαι”, Thebes;νῶτα”, back;στέρνα, στήθη”, breast;πρόσωπα”, countenance;μέτωπα”, forehead.

1 Sometimes explained as a locative mistaken for a plural (Johannson).

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