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Quick question re: translation

Postby pythagoras.lym » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:34 am

How would I say "Creative Demiourgos"

Would it be δημιοῦγος ποιητικός" or how would It be?


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Re: Quick question re: translation

Postby modus.irrealis » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:02 pm

You misplaced the accent, so δημιουργὸς ποιητικός.

ποιητικός means "creative" in both the sense of "having the power to create" and of "inventive, imaginative, original", but I think it's more usual in the former meaning (plus the meaning of "poetic) and I don't believe it's the usual word for the latter. There's an English-Greek dictionary at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/ and it gives options like εὔπορος or εὑρετικός. But I find it hard sometimes to use these older resources because the meanings of English words can undergo subtle shifts of meanings in a hundred years.
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Re: Quick question re: translation

Postby Swth\r » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:49 pm

Perhaps you should consider the other-way-around option: "δημιουργ-ικός ποιη-τής"... :wink:
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