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Greek Words/Phrases 101
« on: January 27, 2018, 09:19:15 PM »
Hello friends. I’m exploring Orthodoxy and realize that Greek is a big deal,like how Catholics use Latin. Could someone give me a list of common words and phrases together with what they mean so I can understand stuff? Thank you  :)
"Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me."

Psalm 144:1

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 10:09:16 PM »
 Kýrie, eléison (Greek: Κύριε, ἐλέησον  Lord have mercy!

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 10:33:17 PM »
If you just want to learn some expressions to go on through services and theology, check this out. If you want to actually learn some Greek, I recommend Learn New Testament Greek, by John Dobson.
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 11:32:04 PM »
Thank you both
"Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me."

Psalm 144:1

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 12:32:30 AM »
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Greek (Greek characters and transliterated) and modern English:

www.newbyz.org/divine_liturgy_harmonized.pdf

newbyz.org is a veritable treasure trove because almost all of their files for the variables of the Feasts contain both Greek (Greek characters directly above a line of transliterated Greek) as well as English.   The English is usually on a second page.

I cobbled together a 1/2 page "cheat sheet" of the transliterated responses from the pdf linked above prior to my first visit to a Greek Orthodox Church six years ago.   I still carry it, although most of the time I really don't need it anymore. 

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 02:47:22 PM »
As a former Protestant, I never heard the term  Θεοτόκος, Theotokos, until I started to attend an Orthodox Church.  It means "God bearing," and the title is applied to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 11:17:01 PM »
Agios  o theos, agios ischeros, agios athanatos  Eleison emass

Holy God, holy mighty, holy immortal have mercy on us.


First line of greek i ever learned

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 12:06:25 AM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 01:09:00 AM »
Lord have mercy lol shame on you  ;)

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 04:27:37 PM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
The m word?
Ἦχος Πρῶτος

Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
Πρωτεῖα νίκης πανταχοῦ πάντων ἔχεις.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 11:10:29 PM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
The m word?
It was skatá, but I'd be glad to learn the m-word.
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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 11:13:49 PM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
The m word?
It was skatá, but I'd be glad to learn the m-word.
Don't let me get started.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 08:48:37 AM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
The m word?
It was skatá, but I'd be glad to learn the m-word.
Wiki has an interesting page on the infamous m word.
Ἦχος Πρῶτος

Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
Πρωτεῖα νίκης πανταχοῦ πάντων ἔχεις.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 09:31:20 AM »
Can I get in trouble for quoting wiki?

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 05:14:52 PM »
First Greek word I learned was an expletive I used to insult other kids at school.
The m word?
It was skatá, but I'd be glad to learn the m-word.
Wiki has an interesting page on the infamous m word.
Oh, I knew this one! Its plural form actually became a meme in Brazil, long story.
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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2018, 01:42:40 PM »
Please do not get involved into discussions about vulgar words in a Christian forum. At least in its public part.
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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
Sygnómi (sorry), my fault there.  :P
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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2018, 03:29:51 PM »
Philotimo is an interesting word. Google it.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2018, 03:43:20 PM »
Philotimo is an interesting word. Google it.
It is! I also like mataiodoxía, meaning "vanity", but, literally, "senseless glory".
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

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