Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Vowels that were once separated by ς or y ( cross20) are often not contracted in dissyllabic forms, but contracted in polysyllabic forms. Thus, θε (ς) ός god, but Θουκυ_δίδης Thucydides (θεός κῦδος glory).

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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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