ξέστης < sextarius -Why that spelling?

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Stephen Hughes
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ξέστης < sextarius -Why that spelling?

Post by Stephen Hughes » March 17th, 2017, 2:58 pm

If ξέστης is based on the Latin "sextarius", why is it spelt like that? Is that way of rendering Latin spellings in accord with a larger pattern?
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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