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Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby TonyLoco23 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:43 pm

I am looking for an online dictionary for Ancient Greek. I am mostly interested in Koine, but info on Attic would also be useful.

Ideally, I was hoping there might be something similar to Whitakers Words (http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe) But for Greek, is there anything as good as that? If not, what is the closest thing?
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby jswilkmd » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:52 pm

The Liddell and Scott dictionary at the Perseus project is the one I use: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/res ... irect=true
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby TonyLoco23 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks for that. It seems I can only look up Greek>English words and not English>Greek words.
Is there any other site that does both?

Also i can't seem to work out how to input Greek letters on that page. If I copy and paste from other websites, the Greek letters just come out as strange symbols.
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby edonnelly » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:53 pm

Diogenes (http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Softwar ... /index.php) uses the Perseus data but can be installed locally or on the internet as a server. It works much more quickly and handles different types of input (unicode, etc.) easily and well. It has the same limitation, though, in only being a greek->english tool.
The lists:
G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby jswilkmd » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:16 am

For English to Greek I use the Woodhouse dictionary here: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby LSorenson » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:03 am

Go to the University of Chicago LSJ lexicon. It has a search page which lets you search in either Greek or English, and find words starting with a specific pattern, ending in a specific pattern, ktl. You can also click on the link in the returned entry for any word which is titled A Greek-English Lexicon; Machine readable text...It will bring you to an alphabetical word list.

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/Reference/LSJ.html

This is the most useful online Dictionary. Although it does not provide parsing information like the Perseus.Tufts.edu LSJ lexicon does. Also, sometimes the Middle LSJ has a listing for a word that is buried somewhere in a massive LSJ (the big one) lexicon. So the Middle LSJ and the Big LSJ are two different creatures -- and both can help you at times.

A side note: TLG put its own version of LSJ online. After several days, they have taken it down because of hackers trying to penetrate the site. This was a very cool implementation of the LSJ lexicon. At this time it still seems to be offline.

http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsjinfo/about.php

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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby Kynetus Valesius » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:05 pm

Hi Everybody,

For English to Koine, check out Vine's expository dictionary of the new testament:

http://www.antioch.com.sg/cgi-bin/bible/vines/greek.pl

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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Postby laughingchopin » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:30 pm

Here is another version of Liddell, Scott, Jones Ancient Greek Lexicon which is much easier to search than Perseus. You can enter in the search box Greek characters without diacritics or Latin characters, and you will get a list of all matching entries.
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