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Homeric eta for alpha long

In place of the Attic alpha long (by nature) eta (“η”) is commonly found in Homer. E. g. A 45, “φαρέτρην”, Attic “φαρέτρα_ν”. A 54, “ἀγορήνδε”, Attic “εἰς ἀγορα?ν”. A 562, “πρῆξαι”, Attic “πρᾶξαι”.

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