Re: Missing old Greek ligature/letter "omicron+upsilon above"

From: Apostolos Syropoulos (
Date: Sun Sep 19 2010 - 13:35:15 CDT

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    2010/9/19 Philippe Verdy <>

    > Clearly there does seem to be missing a Greek letter, which should
    > behave exactly like the Latin letter. I can't say
    > if this is a contamination of the Greek script by the Latin script
    > (the book itself is in French), or if finally the
    > ligature was also used in Greek books. I think that such famous
    > authors were knowing Greek enough to have seen the
    > ligature used in pure Greek alone.

    All I can tell that ου is a diphthong and since it is very common people
    have been using the form you are mentioning. The following shows that
    it was something used in Greek text alone:


    Apostolos Syropoulos
    Xanthi, GREECE

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