A Greek and English Lexicon

A Greek and English Lexicon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...is, in the first instance, determined by the following GENERAL RULE. 1. Two vowels are naturally short, t, a. Two naturally long, n, a. Three naturally doubtful a, i, v. Diphthongs and contracted syllables are long, as ixtf; oifvs; contr. oipOs; To UyxHor, contr. riyaion. I _ I I I _, I Airxo "i'/ii xaxsitfs (fThov fitfttiimft truJov I II I "fWri iJA Twto riyaff avifairoif "%tl. Iamb. Thim. POSITION. 2. A short, or doubtful vowel, before two consonants, or a double letter, (whether in the same word, or at the beginning of another, ) is made long; as 7jyo, x(&, ot ri 16.-is long in masculines; as, T/T j; and Kxii, when not in composition with other words, in accusatives when their nominatives areMong; as, AmiA, from AimAc in adverbs; as, ay An. 35. On account of two short syllables following, x negative is often made lone; as, ixa/ixTo;. Also aw in composition is sometimes made long; as, avi/inpci. It is to Ik understood that, /. i, are slwrt in verbs; unless it be otherwise specified in the 'Arws ntau the elevation of loice, whitli in Hexameter verse is always upon the first syllable of fix. We find, but vriy rarely, a short syllable sometimes lengthened at (lie end of a loot; as, II III A metre consists properly of two feet, because in beating time the foot was raised once in two feet. But by metres is generally understood a verse, a stanza, or a system of verses. Of metres there are nine species, Composed of simple feet, that is feet of two or three syllables. 1. Dactylic, 2. Anapestic, 3. Iambic, 4. Trochaic. Composed of compound feet, that is feet of four syllables. 5. Ionic a majore, 6. Ionic a minore, 7. Choriambic, 8. Antipastic, !) Pasonic. These metres take their names from the feet, ...show more

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