Definition of Itacism

1. n. Pronunciation of η (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reuchlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.

Definition of Itacism

1. Noun. (alternative form of iotacism) ¹

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Definition of Itacism

1. one way of pronouncing eta [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Itacism

it is all fun and games until somebody loses an eye
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God
it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog
it is not the whistle that pulls the train
it is what it is
it isn't the whistle that pulls the train
it never rains but it pours
it pays to advertise
it self
it takes all kinds to make a world
it takes one to know one
it takes two to tango
it was delicious
ita palm
itacism (current term)
itaconic acid

Literary usage of Itacism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels by John William Burgon, Edward Miller (1896)
"itacism. [IT has been already shewn in the First Volume that the Art of Transcription on vellum did not reach perfection till after the lapse of many ..."

2. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Luke by Alfred Plummer (1896)
"Apparently they had kept silence while Herod was questioning Jesus ; but His silence had exasperated them. itacism, and is freq. in LXX. ..."

3. History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament by Eduard Reuss (1884)
"Especially noticeable are many clerical errors due to itacism ; cf. § 371. Variants in the margin are only found in very few and important passages, eg Mt., ..."

4. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1873)
"... by itacism) g. [Aeth.] Tr.-mg. Ln.-m>. ... by itacism or misapprehension of the tions in D) KsL. 37. 2". ..."

5. Studies in Honor of Basil L. Gildersleeve by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1902)
"An ingenious application of the combined effect of " itacism " and the loss of the Spiritus asper is his explanation of the fact that the words vc and oír, ..."

6. The Iliad by Homer, Walter Leaf (1886)
"itacism and similar small sources of error are of course to be found in all ; but in so large a number the " personal coefficient " can easily be eliminated ..."

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