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CHURCH (English words of Greek origin)

The word church comes from the German kirika (in modern German the church is Kirche), which derives from the Greek Kyriakon (house of the Lord) from Kyrios (ruler, Lord). It is an example of the direct Greek to German progress of many words via the Goths. From German it was also picked up by Slavic (Slavic: criky, Russian: cerkov).

In modern Greek:
a) Kyriakon: church (usually in monasteries)
b) Kyriake: Sunday
c) Kyrios: the Lord, ...
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BRIEF, BRIEFING, BREVITY [English words of Greek origin)

The word brief comes from the Latin brevis (short) that derives from the ancient Greek brahis (short).

From the same root: briefing, briefly, brevity, briefcase, briefness.

In modern Greek:
a) brahis: short
b) brahitis: shortness, brevity
c) brahino: to shorten, to cut down

brahis --> brevis --> brief

See the blog: English words of no apparent Greek origin at: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/
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CAMPUS, CAMP, CAMPAIGN (English words of Greek origin)

The word campus comes from the Latin word campus (a plain, open field) that derives from the Greek word campos (from campe) . It was used in Sicily to describe a plain, level place, an expanse surrounded by woods, higher ground, etc. from the notion of the circus or riding-course, the act of bending or turning round horses. First used in college sense at Princeton.

From the same root: camp, camper, campaign, campaigner. ...
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Help with form

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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

The highschool I teach Physics at is attached to a University, which focuses on foreign language majors. (It is one of the reason I chose the school to work at. :))
Recently the univ gave teachers in the highschool the access to the library, and I visited the library last week.
There I found a Modern Greek Grammar, David Holton, et al.'s "Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of ...
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Misquoting Jesus

Hey everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has read the book "Misquoting Jesus," by Bart Ehrman, and what your general thoughts on it are? I know it's related specifically to the Bible, but I imagine a lot of what he refers to regarding textual criticism has relevance to classical texts in general as well. Anyhoo, just thought I'd ask!!

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movable nu

It's purpose is obvious, but does anyone know its origin? My googlings have been in vain. I would guess that it was originally an -εν or -ιν ending that was reconstrued as ε/ι +ν and then the ν was applied to other endings, but that's just a guess.
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On page 151, Mastronarde says:

φημι... has enclitic forms in the present active indicative (except 2nd sing. φης).

But on page 271, in the excerpt from Plato (Gorgias 456a-c), a sentence begins:
fhmi\ de\ kai\ ei)s po/lin...

Why is φημι accented on the ultima? Is it because it's at the beginning of the sentence? Mastronarde mentioned this behavior with ειμι (be) but never with φημι as I recall.
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Greek textbook similar to Lingua Latina ?

Does anyone know if there is a textbook for Attic or Epic Greek similar to Lingua Latina ? I've recently downloaded the Ollendorf Greek, but I'd like something with extensive reading, etc.

Thank you.
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2 tim. 2 :15

is the greek word " spoudazo" supposed to indicate a continuing action?
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