Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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103 Σ BEFORE CONSONANTS

Sigma between consonants is dropped: ἤγγελ (ς) θε you have announced, γεγράφ (ς) θαι to have written, ἕκ (ς) μηνος of six months (ἕξ six, μήν month).

a. But in compounds ς is retained when the second part begins with ς: ἔν-σπονδος included in a truce. compounds in δυς- ill omit ς before a word beginning with ς: δύσχιστος hard to cleave for δυς-σχιστος (σχίζω).

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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