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(d) Adjectives in -ηεις, -ηεσσα, -ηεν, and -οεις, -οεσσα, -οεν, admit of contraction, thus:
Obs. 1 The contractions in -ῆs are found in Homer (see Il. IX. 605, XVIII. 475).
Obs. 2 Homer and other epic poets use some of the adj. in -εις without any difference of inflexion, as epithets of towns, which are feminine.
1 This orthography, though contrary to analogy, is supported by the best MSS. of the Attic writers. See Schneider ad Plat. III. p. 85 sq.; Hermann ad Soph. Ed. T. 633; Poppo ad Thucyd. III. 9.
The Ionic declines it regularly, πολλός, -ή, -όν.
The neuter of ἄλλος, “another,” is not ἄλλον but ἄλλο. In other respects the declension is regular.
(II) Adjectives of Two Terminations.
217 In the following instances there are generally two terminations of the nom. and acc.; the one common to the masc. and fem., the other appropriated to the neuter gender.
A. Of the Second Declension.
a. Compounds of a noun preceded by an adjective, a preposition, or the particles εὖ, ἀ-, δυς-, as