Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Barytone stems of two syllables ending in ιτ, ιδ, ι_θ usually drop the dental and add ν.

χάρις grace (stem χαριτ-) χάριν, ἔρις strife (ἐριδ-) ἔριν, ὄρνι_ς bird (ὀρνι_θ-) ὄρνι_ν. So εὔελπις hopeful (εὐελπιδ-) εὔελπιν ( cross292). Oxytones end in α: ἐλπίδ-α, σφρα_γῖδα (σφρα_γί_ς seal).

a. κλεῖς key (κλειδ-), Old Att. κλῄς, has κλεῖν (late κλεῖδα), acc. pl. κλεῖς (late κλεῖδας).

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