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Tilde accent over iota?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:51 pm

χαίρετε,

What accent does the tilde character, seen over the iota in the word below, indicate when using the Greek Word Study Tool?

ἀγνοεῖς

Is it a normal Greek accent or peculiar to the word study tool?
Thanks.
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Re: Tilde accent over iota?

Postby spiphany » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:16 pm

It's a version of the circumflex. Some fonts use the one that looks like a half circle, some use the one that looks like a tilde. It's like the lunate vs. regular sigma.
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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Re: Tilde accent over iota?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:22 pm

spiphany wrote:It's a version of the circumflex. Some fonts use the one that looks like a half circle, some use the one that looks like a tilde. It's like the lunate vs. regular sigma.


That's good to know. Gratias tibi ago!
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