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Nova tellus

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SANTANA HENRIQUEZ, Germán. Textual Variants in Greek Literature: some Examples of Compounds with δυσ-. Nova tellus [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.2, pp.69-85. ISSN 0185-3058.

The research of textual variants allows to distinguish the so-called lectiones vitiosae from those which are proper of the Greek language thus becoming real hápax legómena. Among the phenomena which are observed in these textual variants, we find categorial changes such as the substitution of synonyms and homonymic problems caused by dialectal changes whenever the vocalic quantity was not considered relevant. We have also encountered Medieval phenomena such as the itacism and the recurrent substitution of letters by ancient scribes. In this article we discern three types of variants: a) Variants of a same compound with δυσ-; b) Variants of different compounds with δυσ-; and c) Variants of compounds with δυσ- in contrast with other words without this prefix. In this typology we discuss if the variants are admitted or not by Liddell-Scott-Jones.

Keywords : Textual variants; Greek literature; compounds with δυσ-.

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