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To say Happy Birthday in greek

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To say Happy Birthday in greek

Postby mingshey » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:37 am

Woodhouse entry for birthday:
Birthday, used as adj. P. and V. [face=SPIonic]gene/qlioj[/face]. Birthday offerings to the gods : P. and V. [face=SPIonic]gene/qlia, ta/[/face]. Hold birthday sacrifice : P. and V. [face=SPIonic]gene/qlia qu/ein[/face].

Seems that their birthday was a day for sacrifice. :? Now, what did greeks say in their friends' birthday to celebrate it? What was their equivalent to "Happy birthday!"?
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Postby Raya » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:15 am

I don't know what they did in ancient Greece, but if it helps, this is a birthday greeting in modern Greek:

na zeseis (name of person) kai chronia polla
megalos na gineis
me aspra pallia
pantou na skorpizeis tes gnwseis to fws
kai oloi na lene
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