Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Erasmian pronunciation of ancient Greek, characterized by giving the letter
ηits ancient sound of a in mate or ey in they: opposed to iotacism, the Reuchlinian and modern Greek method, which gives to ηand to some other vowels and some diphthongs the sound of e in be or i in machine.
- n. grammar The pronunciation of the Greek eta like the Italian long e, or the vowel in the English word ate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Greek Gram.) The pronunciation of the Greek η (eta) like the Italian e long, that is like a in the English word ate. See itacism.
- Ancient Greek. Compare itacism. (Wiktionary)
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