nu movable

noun

: a nu inserted in ancient and modern Greek at the end of vowel-final words of certain classes when followed by a vowel-initial word or by a pause or inserted in poetry even before an immediately following word with a single initial consonant to provide two consonants to make a preceding short vowel long by position compare movable sense 5

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Etymology

nu from Greek ny

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“Nu movable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nu%20movable. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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