Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Contracted Verbs and Some Verbs in -ιω, -υω.—a. Verbs in -αω, -εω, -οω, which for convenience have been treated under the first class, properly belong here, y (y) having been lost between vowels. Thus, τι_μάω from τι_μα-yω (τι_μα_-), οἰκέω dwell from οἰκε-yω (οἰκε- alternate stem to οἰκο-, 229 b), δηλόω from δηλο-yω. So in denominatives, as poetic μηνίω am wroth (μηνι-yω), φι_τύ_ω sow (φι_τυ-yω). Primitives in -ι_ω, -υ_ω are of uncertain origin. Cp. cross608, cross624.

N.—The rare spellings ἀλυίω, θυίω, μεθυίω, φυίω indicate their origin from -yω.

b. So with stems in long vowels: δρῶ do from δρα_-yω, ζῶ live from ζη-yω (cp. ζῆθι), χρῶ give oracles from χρη-yω (2 pers. χρῇς, cross394).

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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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