ἐΰσμηκτος - εὔσμηκτος (αρχαία)

spiros

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Is ἐΰσμηκτος an error?

https://lsj.gr/wiki/%E1%BC%90%CE%B0%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B7%CE%BA%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%82
https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CE%B5%E1%BD%94%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B7%CE%BA%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%82

Similar case with εὐκλήϊς - ἐϋκλήϊς
« Last Edit: 13 Feb, 2020, 23:29:16 by spiros »


billberg23

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Either form is potentially correct, since the poets could always break up the diphthong εὐ into a disyllabic ἐΰ (or even ἠΰ) for metrical purposes, e.g. to form a dactyl.  LSJ is (at the very least) unhelpful here because we don't know which "Maximus" (of at least 5) they're referring to, and the online ref. link is a dead end.  Probably εὔσμηκτος should be the primary entry.
« Last Edit: 02 Aug, 2019, 20:04:26 by billberg23 »



 

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