Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The verb-stem may also show modifications in quantity, as present λύ_-ω loose, perfect λέ-λυ-κα.

N.—Various causes produce this variation. λύ_ω has υ_ from analogy to λύ_-σω, ἔ-λυ_-σα where the verb-stem λυ has been regularly lengthened ( cross534, cross543). For Attic φθάνω anticipate Hom. has φθά_νω for φθανϝω ( cross28, cross147 D.).

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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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