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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)