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εἴκοσι (for εἴκοσιν v. infr.), Att., Ion., also Arc., IG5(2).3.1 (Tegea), and Aeol., ib.12(2).6.21 (Lesbos):—indecl.,
A.twenty, Il.2.510,748, etc.; in Hom. more freq. in Ep. form ἐείκοσι , before a vowel ἐείκοσιν, 1.309, 6.217, al.; Dor. ϝίκατι Leg.Gort.4.13, etc.; ϝείκατι Tab.Heracl.2.71; Lacon. βείκατι Hsch.; εἴκατι IG9(1).693.10 (Corc.), Theoc.4.10, 5.86. (Orig. ϝι?κατι and Ε᾿ϝι?κοσι, whence ἐείκοσι in Hom.; ϝείκατι and εἴκατι are late spellings of (ϝι?κατι; εἴκοσι is contr. from Ε᾿ϝι?κοσι. Cf. Lat. vīginti, Skt. viṃśatis. εἴκοσιν is the only form used by Ar., whether before vowels or consonants (εἴκοσ᾽ ἀπολογίζεται is dub. in Fr.465); also (before consonants) Herod.3.91, Phld.Piet.3, etc., but not common in Inscrr. or Pap., e.g. (before consonants) Schwyzer707 B2 (Ephesus, vi B. C.), IG2.804.155 (iv B.C.), (before a vowel) PGrenf.2.75.7 (iv A. D.); εἴκοσι ἔτη, εἴκοσι ἡμερῶν, IG12.94,49.)
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    • Homer, Iliad, 2.510
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 1.309
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 6.217
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