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The symbol (̓) written over some initial vowels and diphthongs in ancient Greek to indicate that a word does not begin with the sound (h).
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In ancient Greek, an initial vowel or diphthong not preceded by the sound (h).
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In written Greek, the mark (') placed over an initial vowel to show that in ancient Greek it was pronounced without a preceding (h) sound, or aspirate.
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The lack of aspiration thus indicated.
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