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In what way is Odysseus διογενής?

Well, γένος and γόνος can mean much more than "child of." They can also mean "descent," "stock," and "tribe." The "golden race" = χρύσεον γένος is not ...
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Why vowel lengthening in Greek compounds?

This is neatly explained in Buck's "Comparative grammar": And not all that differently in Sihler's "New comparative grammar":
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How is the (rare) Locative Plural formed?

Allen & Greenough name locative plural endings for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions. They are all identical to the dative/ablative: Athenis at Athens (1st declension) Philippis at Philippi (2nd ...
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Why vowel lengthening in Greek compounds?

It looks like more than one process could lead to a long vowel in a compound word where the corresponding independent word has a short vowel. Here is an overview of what I have found so far. ...
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Are there unprefixed location verbs in Latin?

Possible examples: carcero, carcerare. Lewis and Short has an entry defining it as follows: to imprison, incarcerate (post-class.), Salv. Prov. 2, p. 53; Auct. Prog. Aug. 29. Pretty clearly based ...
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