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Contraction

Very many forms that would be contracted in Attic Greek are found uncontracted in the text of Homer. E. g. A 1, “ἄειδε” (= Attic “ᾆδε”). A 8, “ξυν-έηκε” (= Attic “συν-ῆκε”, from “συν-ι?ημι”). A 30, “Ἄργεϊ”. A 49, “ἀργυρέοιο” (= “ἀργυροῦ”). A 76, “ἐρέω” (= “ἐρῶ”).

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