Talk:ἀλώπηξ

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The dative plural is ἀλώπεξι, not ἀλώπεκι. This mistake probably occurs to some other words from the third declension in Wktionary.

The Greek Word Study Tool at Perseus has both. My guess is that ἀλώπεξι(ν) is a rare variant, but the fact that it occurs in the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew scriptures/Bible gives it more weight than most such minimally-attested spellings. Liddell & Scott at Perseus mentions this instance of the dative plural specifically, which indicates to me that this is an exceptional occurrence. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:41, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I should add that ἀλώπεκι is the regular, expected form according to well-known principles of Ancient Greek word formation, so this may actually be just a simple spelling error. If there are any other examples like this in other third declension nouns, they're probably likewise exceptional. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:51, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I notice that the Word Study Tool tags it as "epic", which means it's probably found in other unrelated texts- so it wouldn't be a simple misspelling. Chuck Entz (talk) 16:56, 6 April 2013 (UTC)