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Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Post by jeidsath » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm bumping this very old thread, as it turns out to be one of Textkits most referred topics from search. I imagine that it could use some updated recommendations.
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:31 am

Don't know if it's the best, but it includes several lexicons and dictionaries, including LSJ and Autenreith:

http://logeion.uchicago.edu/lexidium

There is an app for the iPhone as well.
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Re: Best Online Dictionary for Ancient Greek?

Post by Interaxus » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 am

TonyLoco23 originally asked if there was something similar to Whitaker's Words. There was and is. It's a simple program for the PC called Unicorn and can be found at The Latin and Greek Study Groups site: http://quasillum.com/software/unicorn.php.

You open or enter your text, click on a particular word, and Unicorn finds, translates and parses the word - just like Whitaker.

It works for both Latin and Greek. The default is Latin (it actually uses the Whitaker definitions).

To switch between Latin and Greek you press ctrl-G.

For entering Greek letters the program uses its own set of keyboard mappings but they're intuitive and easy to learn, eg in the Greek mode if you type a)/nqrwpon or a/)nqrwpon you get ἄνθρωπον (typing any diacritics AFTER their letter).

I found it very useful some years ago when I was one of a group working our way through Crosby and Schaeffer's 'Introduction to Greek'.

One tip: when you set your preferences, leave 'TERSE' unchecked if you want the parsings.

Oh yes, it also does Hebrew.

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