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On 9/26/06, R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Philip Newton skrev:
> >  > ...ah, the article goes on to claim: "In ancient Greek,
> >  > the name of Athens was Ἀθῆναι-Athenai, plural of
> >  > Ἀθηνά-Athene, the Attic name of the Goddess Athena.
>
> No, that doesn't make sense and, indeed, gives an incorrect form. The
> Attic name is Ἀθηνᾶ, with a circumflex on the final alpha.

Ah. I thought I had remembered a circumflex there, too.

(And I vaguely recall an iota hypogegrammenon... but I'm less sure of
that. Ray?)

> [snip snip]

Thanks for the explanation!

Cheers,
-- 
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>