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Greek etymology help
by TImon Rossolimos - Thursday, 18 February 2016, 05:13 PM
  Good day,

I'd like to know if you know of a website where I can type in the Greek word, and it will reveal the etymology of the word.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Greek etymology help
by Nick Savchenko - Thursday, 18 February 2016, 06:24 PM
  Try this dictionary, it is very complete and with a nice searching interface.

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Re: Greek etymology help
by Greg Brush - Thursday, 18 February 2016, 11:11 PM
  By the way, the online Triantafyllidis dictionary at greek-language.gr does not require a typed accent mark to find your desired word. In fact, it ignores any typed accent mark(s). This can be quite useful when you're not sure of the written accentuation.

In addition, there's another VERY useful feature of the greek-language.gr dictionary: if you type some portion of the beginning of any word (for example, βιβλ of the word βιβλίο), the dictionary will provide the listings of all words beginning with that character string. This is particularly helpful in finding words etymologically and/or grammatically related to the word you're looking for.

Greg Brush
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Re: Greek etymology help
by TImon Rossolimos - Sunday, 21 February 2016, 03:13 AM
  Excellent thank you for the replies.