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holistic Greek: Total Greek or Hellenic language in all its phases and varieties.


περιοδολόγηση (el) (= periodization) of Greek: ancient - mediaeval - modern, their subphases and their varieties. (w:Template:Greek_language)

terms in greek dictionariesEdit

Time spans differ from source to source. Especially for Medieval

division in wiktionaryEdit

as in 'About Greek', 'About Ancient Greek', w:Template:Greek_language

Category:Hellenic languages [grk] ancient, medieval, modern and dialects


  • atonic capital letters: ancient times: (not presented in wiktionary)
  • polytonic: developed in Koine times - 1982. Lemmata: ancient -1982.
  • monotonic: since 1982, by law. Lemmata: 1982 - today.

Words beginning with consonants: ancient and modern share pages.
Words beginning with vowels:


grammar termsEdit

  • 1. gre.anc. grammar classic nomenclature, corresponding to latin terminology.
  • 2. gre.mod. grammar classic terms: as ancient
    as in secondary level schoolbook by Hatzisavvidis@
  • 3. gre.mod. grammar contemporary, linguistically informed terminology
    as in Holton (Comprehensive Grammar 1997)@
    as in primary level schoolbook by Philippaki@


Category:Ancient Greek lemmas & Category:Greek lemmas

w:Dionysius Thrax, el:s:Τέχνη Γραμματική, Grammar,13

parts of speech - μέρη του λόγου

  1. article-άρθρο - ο (el) (anc: )
  2. nouns-ουσιαστικά - δημοκρατία (el) (δημοκρατία)
  3. adjectives-επίθετα - καλός (el) (καλός)
  4. participles-μετοχές - λυμένος (el) λυμένος
    1. numerals-αριθμητικά (απόλυτα τέσσερις (el) (τακτικά presented as adjectives τέταρτος (el))
  5. pronouns-αντωνυμίες / and an english term: determiners - αυτός (el) αὐτός Category:Greek determiners
  6. verbs-ρήματα - λύνω (el) & λύω (el) (λύω)
  7. adverbs - επιρρήματα
  8. prepositions - προθέσεις - από (ἀπό), κατά, etc.
  9. conjunctions - σύνδεσμοι - και (καί), δηλαδή, etc.
  10. interjections - επιφωνήματα - ε!, πωπώ!
  11. and particles - μόρια - ας, για, θα, μα, να & according to some, ναι, όχι, δε(ν), μη(ν).

Also, Category:Ancient Greek morphemes, Category:Greek morphemes


σύνθεση - composition: τα σύνθετα, οι σύνθετες λέξεις - compounds

morpheme - lexical word - free morpheme=word

....fix, fixum. In greek πρόσφυμα, παράθεμα ....θημα or ....θεμα

Why is the quality of interfix different from that of prefix?

  • the interfix/ένθημα carries no real meaning, whereas the prefix/πρόθημα can be a preposition, even a word. The interfix just serves as 'glue' to stick combining forms or other ...fixes.

συνθετικό - combining form This is a word which occurs in composition, in a first or second or last position.

E.g. αρχαιοελληνικός If i write

  • {af|el|αρχαιο-|ελληνικός} this gives Cat:Greek words prefixed with αρχαιο-


The question is: what is αρχαιο-?

  • it is a word appearing in synthesis, in the position which a prefix would have occupied. It is a combinging-form in a prefix-position.

Review the Category:Greek words by prefix Which ones are 'words/combining forms' and which are real 'prefixes'?

  • κρεατό- is the word κρέας, genitive κρέατος so we write: {af|el|κρέας|atl1=κρέας, κρέατ(ος): κρεατ-|-ό-|μύγα} We have two words with an infix between them.

When does a 'word', become also a '...fix'?

  • When it occurs too often in this position. e.g. mega-
  • ...



stress shift in greek compoundsEdit

ancient to modern. -to do: make summary and bibliography-