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Crasis (Greek “κρᾶσις”, ‘mingling’) occurs when a final vowel or diphthong is contracted with a vowel which begins the next word. In Homer as now written it is rare. E. g. A 465, “τἆλλα” (= “τὰ ἄλλα”). B 238, “χἠμεῖς” (= “καὶ ἡμεῖς”). Z 260, “καὐτός” (=“καὶ αὐτός”). T 413, “ὤριστος” (= “ ἄριστος”).

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