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Why νώ (rather than νῶ) from νόω? (Greek)

Consider these masculine nominative singular and masculine nominative dual forms: νοῦς, νώ κανοῦν, κανώ μνᾶ, μνᾶ γῆ, γᾶ I understand that the circumflex in these forms represents an acute ...
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Does Ordericus/i end with a “us” or “i”?

Why do some Latin names end with both an "us" and an "i"? For example, Ordericus Vitalis, or Orderici Vitalis, Ekkehardus Uraguensis, or Ekkehardi Compare this edition in Latin v. this edition in ...
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Translating -ish and -aster endings

There are ways in Latin of expressing less-than-completeness, but I'm intrigued by the strange-ish (!) and allegedly related etymologies given in English dictionaries for these two endings, which are ...