I"ta*cism (?), n. [Cf. F. itacisme. See Etacism, and cf. Iotacism.] Greek Gram.

Pronunciation of η (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reuhlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.

In all such questions between and a the confusing element of itacism comes in. Alford.


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