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When uncontracted, verbs in -αω often show in the Mss. of Hom., not the original open forms, but “assimilated” forms of the concurrent vowels, αε, αει, αη giving a double a sound by α prevailing over the e sound; αο, αω, αοι, αου giving a double o sound by the o sound prevailing over the α. One of the vowels is commonly lengthened, rarely both.

αε = (1)αα: ὁράεσθαι ὁράασθαι, ἀγά-
εσθε ἀγάασθε.
= (2)α_α: μνάεσθαι μνά_ασθαι, ἠγά-
εσθε ἠγά_ασθε.
αει = (1)αᾳ: ὁράεις ὁράᾳς, ἐάει ἐάᾳ.
= (2)α_ᾳ: μενοινάει μενοινά_ᾳ.
αῃ = (1)αᾳ: ἐάῃς ἐάᾳς.
= (2)α_ᾳ: μνάῃ wooest 2 sing. mid.
= μνά_ᾳ.
αο = (1)οω: ὁράοντες ὁρόωντες.
= (2)ωο: ἡβάοντες ἡβώοντες, μνά-
οντο μνώοντο.
αω = (1)οω: ὁράω ὁρόω, βοάων
βοόων.
= (2)ωω: μενοινάω μενοινώω.
αοι = (1)οῳ: ὁράοιτε ὁρόῳτε.
= (2)ωοι:ἡβάοιμι ἡβώοιμι.
αου = (1)οω: ὁράουσα ὁρόωσα, ὁρά-
ουσι ὁρόωσι, ἀλάου (from
ἀλάεο imper. of ἀλάομαι) =
ἀλόω.
= (2)ωω: ἡβάουσα ἡβώωσα, δρά-
ουσι δρώωσι. ου here is
a spurious diphthong (6)
derived from -οντ-: ὁρα-
οντ-yα, ἡβαοντ-yα, δρά_οντι;
or by contraction in ἀλάου
from ἀλάεο.

N.—ἀλόω from ἀλάεο wander is unique. γελώοντες is from γελώω ( cross641).

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