itacism

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Etymology[edit]

Named after iotacism, shifting the pronunciation of the name of letter η (eta) from /ɛːta/ to /ita/ in Greek.

Noun[edit]

itacism (plural itacisms)

  1. Alternative form of iotacism
    At [Revelation] 2:25 the family reading is αχρις ου ανοιξω [until I open], instead of αχρις ου αν ηξω [until I come]. Not only is ανοιξω unintelligible here, but it is a transparent itacism οι for η.
    Hodges and Farstad, Introduction to The Majority Text

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