εὐσεβίαν. Epic and lyric poetry could substitute -ια for -εια in fem. nouns from adjectives in -“ης”: so O. C. 1043 “προμηθίας”: Pind. P. 12. 4“εὐμενίᾳ”: Aesch. Eum. 534 “δυσσεβίας”: H. F. 696 “εὐγενίας”. The motive was metrical convenience. Such forms are not Ionic, as Triclinius called them (cr. n.): thus Herod. used “ἀληθείη”, not “ἀληθίη”: though there are other cases in which Ionic substitutes “ε” for “ει” (as “βαθέα, ἐπιτήδεος”, etc.).— σεβίσασα, of respecting a law or custom: so O. C. 636, Ai. 713 (“θέσμια...σέβων”).
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