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Greek Word Pronunciation English Grammatical info
ἀγορα agg-or-a agora or market- place noun, fem (ἡ)
ἀγω agg-oh I lead, I take verb
Ἀθηνη A-thair-nair Athene noun, fem (ἡ)
Ἁιδης Hay-dairs Hades noun, masc (ὁ)
ἀκουε! a-koo-ay listen! verb, imperative
ἀκουω a-koo-oh I listen verb
ἀλλα al-la but conjunction
ἀνδρων and-roan men’s part of the house noun, masc
ἀποβαινω ap-o-bye-noh I go away verb
Ἀπολλων App-oll-oh-n Apollo noun, masc (ὁ)
Ἀραχνη A-rack-neh Arachne noun, fem (ἡ)
Ἀρης A-rairs Ares noun, masc (ὁ)
Ἀρτεμις Art-e-miss Artemis noun, fem (ἡ)

 

βαινει b-eye-neh (he/she/it) goes verb
βαινουσιν b-eye-noo-see(n) (they) go verb
βαινω b-eye-noh I go verb
βαρβαρος bar-ba-ross foreigner noun, masc (ὁ)
βασιλευς ba-sill-eh-us king noun, masc (ὁ)
βατραχος bat-ra-khos frog noun, masc (ὁ)
βιος be-oss life noun, masc (ὁ)
βλεπει blep-eh (he/she/it) sees verb
βλεπω blep-oh I see verb
βοη bo-air a shout noun, fem (ἡ)
βοηθει! bo-air-theh help! verb, impera- tive
βραδεως brad-ee-oh-s slowly adverb

 

γαρ gar for, because (sec- ond word) conjunction
γη gair land, country noun, fem (ἡ)
γραφη graf-air picture noun, fem (ἡ)
γραφω graf-oh I write verb
γυναικων guh-n-eye-cone women’s part of house noun, masc (ὁ)

 

δε de see μεν…δε particle
δεινος/δεινη deh-noss/ deh-nair terrible, frightening adjective
δελφις del-fiss dolphin noun, masc (ὁ)
δια τι; dee-a ti why? interrogative
διοτι dee-o-ti because conjunction
δουλος doo-loss slave noun, masc (ὁ)
δωρον doh-ron present, gift noun, neuter (το)

 

ἐγω egg-oh I pronoun
ἐθελω eth-ell-oh I want verb
εἰ eh you (s) are verb
εἰμι eh-mi I am verb
εἰς ehss to, into, toward preposition
εἰσι(ν) eh-si(n) (they) are verb
ἐκει eck-eh there preposition
ἐλθε! el-th-eh come! verb, imperative
ἐμος em-oss my adjective
ἐμποριον em-po-ree-on money-lender’s stall noun, neuter (το)
ἐν en in, into preposition
ἐπιστολη eh-pee-stoll-air letter noun, fem (ἡ)
ἐξαιφνης ex-eye-f-nay-ss suddenly adverb
ἐργον er-gone work noun, neuter (το)
Ἑρμης Her-mairs Hermes noun, masc (ὁ)
ἐσμεν es-men we are verb
ἐστε es-teh you (pl) are verb
ἐστι(ν) es-ti (he/she/it) is verb
εὐγε ay-oo-geh hooray! exclamation
εὑρισκω he-yoo-risk-oh I find verb
ἐχω ekh-oh I have verb

 

Ζευς Ze-yoos Zeus, king of the gods noun, masc (ὁ)

 

hair the article, fem
Ἡρα Hair-a Hera noun, fem (ἡ)
Ἡφαιστος Hair-fy-stoss Hephaistos noun, masc (ὁ)

 

θαλαττα tha-latt-a sea noun, fem (ἡ)
θεα they-a goddess noun, fem (ἡ)
θεος they-oss god noun, masc (ὁ)
θρονος th-ron-oss throne noun, masc (ὁ)

 

ἰδου! i-doo look! exclamation
ἰου! i-oo hooray! exclamation
ἱππος hip-oss horse noun, masc (ὁ)

 

και k-eye and, also, too conjunction
καλλιστη/

καλλιστος

cal-iss-tair, cal-iss-toss, best, most lovely adjective
καλος cal-oss good, lovely adjective
καλω cal-oh I call verb
καμηλος ca-mair-loss camel noun, masc (ὁ)
καρδια car-di-a heart noun, fem (ἡ)
καταδυω cat-a-doo-oh I sink verb
καττα catt-a cat noun, fem (ἡ)
κροκοδιλος crock-o-dill-oss crocodile noun, masc (ὁ)
κυριος koo-ree-oss master noun, masc (ὁ)
κυων (κυνα) coo-oh-n (coo-na) dog noun, masc (ὁ)

 

λεγω leg-oh I say verb
λεων le-oh-n lion noun, masc (ὁ)
λογος log-oss word, story noun, masc (ὁ)

 

μαλιστα ma-liss-ta very, very much, greatly adverb
μαμμια mam-ee-a mummy noun, fem (ἡ)
μανθανω man-tha-noh I understand verb
με meh me pronoun
Μεγαμυς meh-ga-muss Megamus noun, masc (ὁ)
μεγας meg-as big, great adjective
μεγιστος meg-iss-toss biggest, greatest adjective
Μεδουσα meh-doo-sa Medusa noun, fem (ἡ)
μελας mell-as dark, black adjective
μελισσα meh-liss-a honey bee noun, fem (ἡ)
μεν…δε men… deh (balances two parts of a sentence) particle
μενω men-oh I stay, remain verb
μετρω met-roh I measure verb
μηλον mair-lon apple noun, neuter (το)
μητηρ mair-teh-r mother noun, fem (ἡ)
Μικρομυς mick-ro-muss Mikromus noun, masc (ὁ)
μικρος mick-ross small, llittle adjective
μιμος mi-moss mimic noun, masc (ὁ)
μυς (μυν) muss (mun) mouse noun, masc (ὁ)
μωρος, μωρα moh-ross, moh-ra silly, stupid adjective

 

ναος na-oss temple noun, masc (ὁ)
νεος, νεα neh-oss, neh-a new adjective
νικη nick-air victory noun, fem (ἡ)
νυν noon now adverb

 

ho the article, masc
οἰκος oy-koss house noun, masc (ὁ)
οἰμοι oy-moy oh no!, oh dear! exclamation
ὀρθος or-thoss true, correct adjective
ὁτι hott-ee that conjunction
οὐ(κ/χ) oo/ook/ookh not, no negative
οὐδεις ood-ehs no-one pronoun
οὐν oon therefore, so conjunction
οὐρανος oo-ran-oss sky, heavens noun, masc (ὁ)
Οὐτις Oo-tiss Nobody, Noman noun, masc (ὁ)

 

παιδιον pie-dee-on small child noun, neuter (το)
πανθηρ pan-th-air panther noun, masc (ὁ)
παντομιμος pan-toh-mi-moss pantomime noun, masc (ὁ)
παραδεισος par-a-deh-soss park, garden noun, masc (ὁ)
Παρθενων(α) Par-then-oh-n(a) the Parthenon (temple of Athena) noun, masc (ὁ)
πατηρ pat-air father noun, masc (ὁ)
Πεγασος pe-ga-soss Pegasus (mythical winged horse) noun, masc (ὁ)
πλεω pleh-oh I sail verb
πλοιον ploy-on boat noun, neuter (το)

 

ποιημα poy-air-mah poem noun, neuter (το)
Ποσειδων Poss-eh-doh-n Poseidon noun, masc (ὁ)
ποταμος pot-am-oss river noun, masc (ὁ)
που poo where interrogative

 

ῥινοκερως rhy-no-care-rose rhinoceros noun, masc (ὁ)

 

σαυρος s-ow-ross lizard noun, masc (ὁ)
σιγα! see-ga! silence! be quiet! exclamation
σκελετος skell-e-toss dried up, withered adjective
σχολη s-khol-air spare time, leisure noun, fem (ἡ)
σοφος soff-oss clever, wise adjective
σπογγος spong-oss a sponge noun, masc (ὁ)
συ soo you (s) pronoun
συμβολος soom-bol-oss symbol, sign noun, masc (ὁ)
σωος soh-oss safe adjective
σωζε (με)! sohs-deh (meh) save me! verb, imperative
σωζω sohs-doh I save verb

 

ταυρος t-ow-ross bull noun, masc (ὁ)
ταχυ tack-hu quickly adverb
τελος tell-oss at last, finally preposition
την tairn the article, fem
τιγρις tig-riss tiger noun, fem (ἡ)
τι ἐστι; tee ess-tee what is it? phrase
τις tiss who pronoun
τις ἡ βοη; tiss hair bo-air what’s that noise? phrase
τι τουτο; tee too-to what’s this? phrase
το (τον) to (tonn) the article (neuter)

 

φιλος/φιλη fill-oss/fill-air dear, friend noun (singular)
φιλοι fill-oy friends noun (plural)
φιλω fill-oh I love verb
φοβερος/φοβερα fob-eh-ross/ fob-eh-ra fearful, afraid adjective
φωνη foe-nair a sound noun, fem (ἡ)

 

χαιρε/χαιρετε kh-eye-reh/

kh-eye-reh-teh

hello (to one per- son/to more than one person) verb, imperative
χειμων kh-eh-moan storm noun, masc (ὁ)

 

ψυχη p-soo-k-air soul noun, fem (ἡ)

 

ὠκεανος oh-keh-an-oss ocean noun, masc (ὁ)

 

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