ἀ- (2)

ἀ-
Meaning: (none)
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: In Pre-Greek words a `prothetic vowel' occurs, e.g. ἄσταχυς \/ στάχυς. It is no doubt a phonetic process. It is rather frequent, Fur. 368-378. The vowel was ἀ-, with a very few exceptions (Beekes, Pre-Greek.).
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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