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tonos

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EtymologyEdit

From the Modern Greek τόνος (tónos, stress”, “accent).

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NounEdit

tonos (plural tonoi)

  1. (orthography and typography) The Modern Greek stress-marking diacritic: ⟨ ΄ ⟩, written atop a vowel in a given word’s stressed syllable.

Usage notesEdit

  • The tonos is also used to distinguish some homographic monosyllables; for example: η (i), the feminine definite article, and ή (í), the conjunction “or”. In such cases, the tonos does not reflect a difference in stress.
  • When combined with the dialytika, the tonos is written between that diacritic’s two dots, as: ⟨ ΅ ⟩.
  • As a compromise of forms between the Ancient Greek oxia and baria, the tonos was designed as a vertical bar (similar to ⟨ ˈ ⟩, the IPA primary-stress marker); however, in most cases, it and the oxia both take the form of the Latin-script acute accent: ⟨ ´ ⟩.

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LatinEdit

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NounEdit

tonōs

  1. accusative plural of tonus

SpanishEdit

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tonos m pl

  1. plural form of tono