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DOCK is related to the Greek Δοχή (doche)

The word DOCK (the area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a ship for loading, unloading, or repairs; a pier, a wharf) is related to the Greek word Δοχή (doche; a place for receiving or holding the ships) from the verb Δέχομαι (dechome; to receive, to contain).

In modern Greek
α) δοχείο: pot, container, receptacle, dispenser
β) δέχομαι: receive, contain
γ) ντόκος: dock

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Please identify some Greek text

hi, it looks like it comes from strabo 2, 5, 8; see the first sentence here:

http://hodoi.fltr.ucl.ac.be/concordance ... ure/69.htm

cheers :)
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I Want to Read Homeric Greek

Hello, I have been making what I feel is a great deal of progress in Latin and have decided to learn Greek, and I thought Homeric Greek would be the logical place to start. The problem is I know nothing about Greek, even the alphabet.

I know this site offers some material, but what would be the best (easiest) for me, since I will still be dedicating an hour or two a day to Latin. ...
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Greek (and Latin) Grammarians

I'm interested in doing some readings in the classical grammaraians. I've been intrigued by the idea or the Orthe Ptsosis/casus rectus vs. the oblique or plagal forms, ever since I first encountered that disticntion in the Humez book on Latin. I'd appreciate references and advice from people familiar with this literature.
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Greek lettering question

ok so im just wondering is this the corrrect greek lettering for pope john paul 2 favorite saying "totus tuus"

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Newcomer with question


For reasons I can't explain, I have become hooked on learning Greek.

I started with John Dobson's "Learn New Testament Greek". Then I bought Mounce's "Basics of Biblical Greek", which I am finishing within a few weeks (plus the workbook). I purchased Athenaze I, which I will finish in a few days. Then I will review with the Athenaze workbook.

I intend to buy Athenaze II and the workbook, but I also want a ...
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Learning accents in Ancient Greek


How much effort should one put toward learning accents in Attic Greek as a beginner? (The last time I studied Greek I bypassed them.) I have a book called A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, but it seems a bit advanced despite its promise of brevity!

Thanks for any responses.
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