Greek Language and Culture

The Greek language is the official language of the Hellenic Republic and has a total of 15 million speakers worldwide. It has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. The ancient Greeks were deeply religious and God-fearing people. They worshiped many gods whom they believed appeared in human form and yet were endowed with superhuman strength and ageless beauty.

2,545 Questions
Acronyms & Abbreviations
English to Greek
Greek Language and Culture

What does OK stands for in greek language?

Ore Korrect

meaning, all correct

Όλα Καλά, Ola Kala = Oll Korrect = OK

307308309
English to Greek
Non-English Names Pronunciation
Greek Language and Culture

How do you pronounce the Greek word 'storge'?

"Stor-yee" is the way to pronounce the Greek word στοργή (storge) for "affection" or "love."

295296297
Languages and Cultures
Volcanoes
Greek Language and Culture

Did the Greeks believe when a volcano exploded it was angry?

No. The blacksmith god Hephaestus was also a god of volcanoes. The greek believed the volcano represented a smith's furnace and when it erupted it was the equivalent to sparks flying when a smith heats heated metal.

There is a link to the source below.

289290291
Greek Language and Culture

What is gina in Greek?

Gina is an Italian/Latin abbreviation of regina, meaning "queen." The Greek word is βασίλισσα (pronounced basílissa in Ancient Greek or vasílissa in Modern Greek).

249250251
Greek Language and Culture

Where Greek met Greek?

Agora

217218219
Greek Language and Culture

How do you use Greek Tonos character?

If you mean "how do you use it" in the general sense, you just write it over the stressed letter in a word. If you mean "how do you type the tonos character with a UK or US keyboard", select Greek as your input language and press the ; key before the letter you want. E.g. press ; then a to get ά or ; then y to get ύ and so on. Hope that helps.

201202203
Greek Language and Culture

What is the meaning of Are you speaking Greek?

The meaning is : I can't understand you for that which you are saying seems to be greek and greek is a very difficult language to learn. Moreover, I am not greek. Your speech is messy, obscure, not clear.

195196197
Greek Language and Culture

Is George Halas Greek?

Czech-Bohemian

175176177
Greek Language and Culture

What is the greek and latin root for cide?

From the perfect stem of the Latin verb cado, die: cecid-

Answer 2: I think it might actually come from the Latin caedo, meaning "to cut down, kill"; 'ae' to 'i' is a fairly common linguistic change in Latin roots. Though I'm pretty sure they're related...

153154155
Greek Language and Culture

What is the name of the Greek chorus leader?

coryphaeus

******

The exact word in greek is "κορυφαίος" (ko-ree-fe-os)

149150151
Languages and Cultures
Greek Language and Culture

How many words in greek language?

Well, this is a very complicated question to answer. According to some certain philologists, greek is one of the most valuable languages and contains approximately 5.000.000 words. [that's not possible. see below]. On the other hand, many others say that this is an overstatement, and that it doesn't include more than 200.000. I can't tell which one is the correct one.

Answer:

Actually, it is not possible to count the exact number of words in ANY language because there is no universal definition of what a word is. But there are no languages in the world with more than 200,000 words by any count. Greek is most likely in the 100,000-word range.

146147148
Ancient History
Greece
Greek Language and Culture

The term that referred to anything Greek was?

Hellenic. (The Greek word for Greece is Hellas.)

125126127
Grocery Shopping
Greek Language and Culture

Where is tahini located in the grocery store?

It is usually near the Chinese or Indian foods. If you can't find it, or they don't carry it, you may be able to substitute peanut butter.

121122123
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Gay Lesbian and Bisexual
Greek Language and Culture

What does 'lambda' mean in gay culture?

Originally, it's a reference to the island of Lesbos, which is a part of Greece. In Greek, the first letter of the word Lesbos, whose inhabitants are Lesbians, is lambda.

119120121
Languages and Cultures
Greek Language and Culture

How do you pronounce the Greek word Pantocrator?

Pondo-CRAH-torh.

114115116
English Spelling and Pronunciation
Non-English Names Pronunciation
Greek Language and Culture

How do you pronounce tzatziki?

Tzatziki is prononced either za-DZEE-kee or dza-DZEE-kee, with emphasis on the second syllable.

707172
Greek Language and Culture

In Greek numerals is there a symbol for zero?

No, the Ancient Greek number system did not use zero as a place value, or number for that matter.

105106107
Greek Language and Culture

How did they make greek pottery?

the potters made it with clay and different moulds

979899
Greek Language and Culture

What does chole mean in Greek?

Bile

939495
Greek Language and Culture

Is faith sfx Greek?

Nope hes English but his parents are portuguese

899091
Greek Language and Culture

Do you call Greek people Grecians?

No you call them hellenes

818283
English to Hebrew
English to Greek
Greek Language and Culture

How do you pronounce the word trust in Greek?

Its εμπιστοσύνη (empistosini) all letters sound like their original form, e as in exit, enunciate in I (empistosIni).

818283
Greek Language and Culture

What are some good Greek language resources?

Please note that there is substantial difference between Classical Greek and Modern Greek, and both are object of study. Refer to the links on the left according to what your needs are. You might want to check out Rosetta Stone. I hear they have excellent language courses in several languages but i haven't tried it out myself.

818283
English to Greek
Greek Language and Culture

How do you pronounce the greek word for country?

χώρα (hora)

737475

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.