Synizesis (//) is a sound change (metaplasm) in which two originally syllabic vowels are pronounced as a single syllable without change in writing. In Latin and Greek, the reason was often to preserve meter, but similar changes can occur naturally.
A tie may be used to represent this pronunciation: dē͡hinc (i.e., deinc).
|Iliad 1.1–2||μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδε͡ω Ἀχιλῆος|
|Mênin áeide theā̀ Pēlēïáde͡ō Akhilêos|
|1.41||ūnĭus ob nox
|6.412||dēturbat laxatque forōs; simul accipit alve͡ō|
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