Definition of iota subscript in English:

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iota subscript

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(In Greek) a small iota written beneath a long vowel, forming the second element of a diphthong but not pronounced and not always represented in transliteration.
Example sentences
  • The iota subscript was created when the iota was reintroduced in the Byzantine period, to correct the loss of é from copies of earlier manuscripts.
  • Can someone tell me how to make a simple iota subscript using the Greek Polytonic keyboard layout?
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