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.
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MAZI: Modern Greek Food will be published in March 2018 at GBP25.
The Making of a Modern Greek Identity: Education, Nationalism, and the Teaching of a Greek National Past.
Our data are drawn from the available written sources (inter alia Angelopoulos 2008, Pomonis-Tzaglaras 2007, Kasimatis 1996, Kollas 1960 for Heptanesian and Dawkins 1916, Topharas 1932, Oekonomides 1958, Papadopoulos 1955, 1958-1961, Drettas 1997 for Pontic), the databases and the digitized oral material of the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects (www.
Avaton Estiatorio offers diners Modern Greek flavors with a twist on traditional Mediterranean/Greek recipes.
An exemplar of the modern Greek bride, for instance, bids a tearful farewell to her childhood "in songs as ancient as the ruins of the old temples that lie around her" (26).
Zoe and Selina, the women at the centre of Timberlake Wertenbaker's playful modern Greek tragicomedy, The Ant and the Cicada, are Greek/ British sisters.
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Pagel's team compared the Greek vocabulary in Homer's Iliad to modern Greek, relying on a 200-word lexicon found in every language and contrasting the distantly related Hittite as an indicator of divergence.
After a close reading of a translation by Elizabeth Edmonds, Modern Greek is reviewed as a contender for the New Woman's Classics.