ϝhεδιέστᾱς -> private citizen, ἰδιώτης (Argos, 6th cent. BCE)

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I am not sure I get the combination of digamma with "h" in the ancient Greek word...

ϝhεδιέστᾱς, ᾶ, ὁ, private citizen, = ἰδιώτης, Buck.Gr.Dial.83 (Argos, vi b.c.).
Liddell, Scott, Jones Ancient Greek Lexicon (LSJ)
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I am not sure I get the combination of digamma with "h" in the ancient Greek word...
The Roman h is the epigraphist's way of transcribing the Argive letter (日) that represented the daseia on the epsilon after the digamma (=whe-).  Cf. Pierre Chantraine, Dictionnaire etymologique de la langue grecque s.v. ἴδιος:
               



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