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."
Aspiring to demonstrate the continuity between the ancient and the modern Greek musical culture, these investigations used musical theoretical writings of classical antiquity as their starting point and eventually led to the identification of the tetrachord as the basis for the melodic construction of Greek folk tunes.
It is certain that the "modern Greek" intervals are not Pythagorean because, if they were, the five stable notes would differ in the two procedures.
As such he survives as Charos, or Charontas, the angel of death in modern Greek folklore.
The Making of the Modern Greek Family: Marriage and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Athens.
GOODRICH </IR> in the preparation of his Peter Parley series and translated one volume into modern Greek. As an original writer, he used at least two pen names--Timo Titterwell for Yankee Notions: A Medley (1838) and Sampson Short-and-Fat for Daw's Doings, or, The History of the Late War in the Plantations (1842).
The exams kicked off at high schools around the island at 8am with 7,689 students sitting a three-hour modern Greek exam, which is compulsory for all school leavers.
Contract notice: Supply and installation of showrooms, And other exhibitions, Of the museum of modern greek culture.
In this paper I will attempt to describe the diminutive and augmentative deadjectival adjectives in Modern Greek by focusing on the verification of Grandi and Montermini's (2005) claim that the meanings SMALL and BIG are (almost) always expressed both by prefixes and suffixes in European languages, and specifically that the meaning GOOD (i.e.
Like the modern Greek poet-novelist Kazantzakis, he tackles a story as old as Homer and makes the story sing.
Emmerich and Keeley have both had memorable careers as translators of modern Greek poets and as specialists in modern Greek culture, and what they offer in this deeply touching book are the "diaries" Ritsos wrote from these desolate prison islands.