I know this is silly in so many ways, but I'll ask anyway.
Is there a way (a dictionary perhaps) that might help me with using era appropriate words?
By era, I mean everything between 1st c. AD and say 15th c. ? I know this is broad, I know people used different language according to education, class etc. I'd like what is called Μεσαιωνική Ελληνική Δημὠδης Γλώσσα. Of course, this term brings to mind more 10th c., so it's not koine, which I also like a lot.
Ok, I am confused. That's why I am asking this.
For example I wanted to say "spring" in another post, so I said εαρ, but then I also used ανοιξις, but when did that word start to mean spring and not opening... you get the point.
Is there a way to pinpoint a certain era, or am I doomed to use words (and grammar!) in a frankenstein sort of way? I wouldn't want to create monsters, would I? This is the kind of thing that led to katharevousa, a style that (with few brilliant exceptions like Παπαδιαμάντης ) produced awful, awful things.
Here is a link http://www.greek-language.gr/greekLang/medieval_greek/kriaras/index.html
Πολλ' οίδ' ἀλώπηξ, ἐχῖνος δέ έν, μέγα.