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The suppression of a short vowel within a word is called Syncope (Greek “συγκοπή”, ‘cutting short’). E. g.

A 13, “θύγατρα” for “θυγατέρα”. A 202, “τίπτ᾽”(“ε”) for “τί ποτε”. A 275, “ἀποαίρεο” for “ἀποαιρέεο”.

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