Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The stem of the first perfect is formed by adding -κα to the reduplicated verb-stem. λέ-λυ-κα I have loosed, ἐ-λε-λύκη I had loosed.

a. The κ-perfect is later in origin than the second perfect and seems to have started from verb-stems in , as ἔ-οικ-α (= ϝέ-ϝοικ-α) from εἴκω resemble.

b. Verbs showing the gradations ει, ευ: οι, ου: ι, υ ( cross476) have ει, ευ; as πείθω (πιθ-, πειθ-) persuade πέπεικα ( cross560). But δέδοικα fear has οι (cp. cross564).

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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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