Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as iotacism.
- n. Alternative form of iotacism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Greek Gram.) Pronunciation of η (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like
ein the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reuchlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See etacism.
“This explains numberless cases of "itacism" met with in Greek manuscripts, especially the continual interchange of hymeis and hemeis.”
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That's a terrible ablative case. Get me some morpheme, stet!
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