Somebody should have learnt Greek first

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ἑκηβόλος
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Somebody should have learnt Greek first

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Here is one of the times when knowing some Greek would have made a difference.

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https://www.tattoostime.com/greek-scrip ... -side-rib/

It is obviously part of Psalm 22 (Heb. 23), but there are inaccuracies. It seems that overstrike accents in one font have become separate characters in the font that was printed out before tattooing, eg ἐν in the font on the computer it was originally designed on has resolved as εϖν on the one it was printed out on before transferring to the skin. Likewise ῶ ‒> ω/, ς -> φ etc.

ὁ ταλαίπωρος.
τί δὲ ἀγαθὸν τῇ πομφόλυγι συνεστώσῃ ἢ κακὸν διαλυθείσῃ;

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Re: Somebody should have learnt Greek first

Post by donhamiltontx » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:18 pm

The picture gave me a good laugh. The tattoo is funny, too. :twisted:
ἐς Τροίαν πειρώμενοι ἦνθον ᾿Αχαιοί,
καλλίστα παίδων: πείρᾳ θην πάντα τελεῖται.
Theocritus, Idyll 15

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