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Singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι

Postby Archimedes » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Would the singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι be ἁλτῆρ or ἁλτήρ? (LSJ has the plural as the lexical form, and I couldn't find any extant uses of the nominative singular.)
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Re: Singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι

Postby Archimedes » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:09 pm

One more thing: There is an attested accusatuve singular used as a nickname, Ἁλτῆρα.
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Re: Singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:21 pm

It would be with the acute, ἁλτήρ. That's how the suffix seems to be accented -- I did a search for words ending in -τηρ in LSJ (http://artflx.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/phil ... NCT=PHRASE) and there are none with τῆρ (there's στῆρ but it's just a contraction of the neuter στέαρ).

I also searched the online TLG and it finds five attestations of ἁλτήρ -- the LSJ mentions the one where it says (sg., Philostr.Gym.55).
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Re: Singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι

Postby Swth\r » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:05 pm

modus.irrealis wrote:It would be with the acute, ἁλτήρ.


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Re: Singular of ἁλτῆρες, ων, ὁι

Postby Archimedes » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:11 pm

Thanks. The rules of accentuation I learned stated that the accent on a long ultima may on occasion be a circumflex rather than an acute, so I wanted to be sure.
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