Modern Greek

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Modern Greek

n.
Greek since the early 1500s. Also called New Greek.

Modern Greek

n
(Languages) the Greek language since about 1453 ad (the fall of Byzantium). Compare Demotic, Katharevusa

Mod′ern Greek′


n.
the Greek language since c1500. Abbr.: ModGk Also called New Greek.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Modern Greek - the Greek language as spoken and written todayModern Greek - the Greek language as spoken and written today
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Romaic, Demotic - the modern Greek vernacular
Katharevusa - literary style of Modern Greek containing features borrowed from Koine
Translations
grec moderne
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A few others can be mentioned in conjunction with this article, since the diction model in performance will be classical or demotic Greek, at the discretion of the directors:
Among her topics are the invention of writing and number notation, metrological systems, the mathematical training of scribes, New Kingdom mathematical texts Ostraca Senmut 153 and Turin 57170, mathematics in literature, and Demotic Greek arithmetic.
He emphasizes the complex, intricately woven texture of the poet's language, which combines the classic forms of vocabulary and grammar known as "Katharevousa" with demotic Greek.