Geminatio-vocalium meaning

(epigraphy) The process of indicating that a vowel is pronounced long by writing it twice, especially as was sometimes done in Latin due to influence from Oscan.

The least-used method is geminatio vocalium, as in Oscan and (occasionally) Umbrian: paastores. —Sihler.

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Origin of geminatio-vocalium

  • Latin geminatio vocalium “doubling of vowels;” geminatio “doubling, gemination” + vocalis “vowel.”

    From Wiktionary