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
References in classic literature ?
She did her best in the way of flogging him while an infant -- for duties to her well -- regulated mind were always pleasures, and babies, like tough steaks, or the modern Greek olive trees, are invariably the better for beating -- but, poor woman
Yes, I speak five of the modern tongues -- that is to say, German, French, Italian, English, and Spanish; by the aid of ancient Greek I learned modern Greek -- I don't speak it so well as I could wish, but I am still trying to improve myself.
Avaton Estiatorio offers diners Modern Greek flavors with a twist on traditional Mediterranean/Greek recipes.
In Semele Assinder's essay 'To say the same thing in different words: politics and poetics in late Victorian translation from Modern Greek' we find an elegant exposition of the development of the discipline of Modern Greek studies set against the backdrop of academic gender politics in Victorian Britain.
Colombaris will be cooking the same night with a cocktail reception at 7pm and a six-course dinner at 8pm with modern Greek dishes from his Melbourne restaurant, The Press Club.
That means that the story, one of many 'histories' to have emerged from Byzantine civilisation, has achieved a position of considerable importance in modern Greek culture.
This ruinous public debt ultimately caused the first modern Greek fiscal crisis in 1993.
A Thousand Murdered Girls tells the stories of women who had resisted the German occupation and then resisted home grown fascism, during a turbulent 40 years of modern Greek history, one that ended with the fall of the generals in 1974.
In addition, a missing clue on this issue is that cholera might derive from cholas, an Attic word meaning intestine, which has not survived in modern Greek (4).
Known as the architect of modern Greek cuisine, Calombaris will start his three-date stint in the city on February 10 at Yas Island Rotana as host to a celebrity dinner.
Modern Greek Books (2006-2009), inn the building of the St St Kiril and Metodi national library - Until April 14.
The sacralization of the ancient theater of Epidaurus within modern Greek culture requires serious scrutiny in relation to the Greek claim of an exclusive authority over classical antiquity and the sense of cultural preeminence.