Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Some words, especially such as denote parts of the body, are diminutive in form, but not in meaning; as κρα_νίον skull, θηρίον beast ( = θήρ), πεδίον plain (πέδον ground), all in Homer, who has no diminutives. Diminutives often employed tend to lose their diminutive value.

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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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