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@Angr: I'm lost. This word seems to be using the same suffix as Category:Ancient Greek words suffixed with -θεν. But for some of these, the LSJ doesn't mention any form without nu (I agree this is not necessarily a relevant κριτήριον), which makes me think it was actually part of the suffix, and not a movable nu. Or maybe it's simply that what was originally a movable nu was analogically generalised to all phonetic contexts? --Barytonesis (talk) 12:57, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

@Barytonesis: Perhaps -θεν is the original form (I don't know the suffix's etymology), but the nu was later reinterpreted as a movable nu and then removed when metrically necessary by a kind of back-formation. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:16, 18 June 2017 (UTC) —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 15:20, 18 June 2017 (UTC)