geminatio vocalium

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Borrowed from Latin geminatio vocalium (doubling of vowels).


geminatio vocalium (uncountable)

  1. (epigraphy) The process of indicating that a vowel is pronounced long by writing it twice, especially as was sometimes done in Latin due to influence from Oscan.
    • 2008, Andrew L Sihler, New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin:
      The least-used method is geminatio vocalium, as in Oscan and (occasionally) Umbrian: PAASTORES.