ἀ- (3)

ἀ-
Meaning: in Anatolian place names, e. g. Άπαισός : Παισός, Ἄθυμβρα: Θύμβρα.
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: The origin of the phenomenon is unknown; it is due to a non-IE language. The fact may be different from the Pre-Greek prothetic vowel.
Page in Frisk: 1,1

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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