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smooth breathing

noun
1.
a symbol (') used in the writing of Greek to indicate that the initial vowel over which it is placed is unaspirated.
Compare rough breathing.
Origin of smooth breathing
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50
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smooth breathing

noun
1.
(in Greek) the sign (᾿) placed over an initial vowel, indicating that (in ancient Greek) it was not pronounced with an h Compare rough breathing
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