δημήγορος or δημηγόρος; -> δημηγόρος (αρχαία)

spiros

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δημήγορος or δημηγόρος;

Woodhouse appears to favour δημήγορος.
https://lsj.gr/wiki/demagogue
https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CE%B4%CE%B7%CE%BC%CE%B7%CE%B3%CF%8C%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%82
« Last Edit: 21 Jan, 2020, 13:41:46 by spiros »


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There are 46 instances of δημηγόρος (not counting oblique cases) in both classical and non-classical authors, but only 3 late/Byzantine texts show δημήγορος, which is apparently a mistake based on analogy with such nouns as συνήγορος, κατήγορος, etc., e.g.Theognostus Gramm., Canones sive De orthographia 541.3:
Τὰ παρὰ τὸ ἀγορῶ συγκείμενα τὴν μὲν παραλήγουσαν διὰ τοῦ ο μικροῦ, τὴν δὲ τρίτην ἀπὸ τέλους ἔχει διὰ τοῦ η· οἷον, συνήγορος· κατήγορος· θεήγορος· δημήγορος.

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