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265. When -εσ- of the stem is preceded by ε, the forms are inflected as follows: τὸ δέος fear (δεεσ-), Περικλῆς from Περικλέης Pericles (Περικλεεσ-):

Nom.δέοςΠερικλέηςΠερικλῆς
Gen.δέε-οςδέουςΠερικλέε-οςΠερικλέους
Dat.δέε-ιδέειΠερικλέε-ιΠερικλεῖ
Acc.δέοςΠερικλέε-αΠερικλέα_
Voc.δέοςΠερίκλεεςΠερίκλεις
So Ἡρακλῆς Heracles, Σοφοκλῆς Sophocles.

a. After ε, εα contracts to α_ (56). On the contraction of -εεος, see 55.

b. δέος is uncontracted because the form was originally δε[ιγλιδε]ος (58).

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