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What is the origin of alpha in the mediopassive indicative?

Willi's Origins of the Greek Verb argues that it's by analogy from the 1sg, 2sg (from PIE *(m)h₂ei̯ & *soi̯/-sai̯), noting Arcado-Cypriot and Myceanaen forms in -τοι: In Greek *-toi̯ > -τοι is ...
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Source of Greek long alpha

Yes, this is due to the loss of a nasal: -ans > -ās. The vowel becoming longer when a following consonant disappears is called "compensatory lengthening" and is especially common in ...
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