Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].

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Compounds generally have recessive accent, as φιλό-τι_μος loving-honor (τι_μή). But there are many exceptions, e.g.—

a. Primitives in -ά_, -ή, -ής, -εύς, -μός, and -έος usually keep their accent when compounded; except dissyllabic words in -ά_, -ή, -ής whose first part is not a preposition. Thus, κριτής judge, ὑποκριτής actor, ὀνειροκρίτης interpreter of dreams.

b. Compound adjectives in -ης, -ες are usually oxytone: εὐ-γενής well-born.

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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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