Greek words with English derivations
A good free resource for learning the Greek language is FSI-Greek.
Unfortunately, the audio is spoken quickly, which while
good for comprehension is not very helpful when you are first starting to learn Greek vocabulary.
This list of English words with Greek
derivations contains mainly words found in the FSI-Greek course. The Greek transliterations are fairly loose.
The derivations are mainly based on www.etymonline
an online Dictionary of etymology, the Oxford Shorter English Dictionary and Oxford Dicionary of Etmyology.
Any mistakes are mine. Let me know
on moonface at surfacelanguages dot com.
|Greek ||Transliteration ||Derivative ||Translation |
|δίψα ||thipsa ||dipsomania ||thirst |
|δίψω ||thipso ||dipsomania ||I am thirsty |
|κρύος ||krios ||cryogenic ||cold |
|μέλι ||meli ||mellifluous by way of Latin mel, mellis ||honey |
|γάλα ||gala ||galaxy (milky way) ||milk |
|μεγάλος||megalos ||mega - (megalith, megacity) ||large |
|μικρός||mikro ||micro - ||small |
|πολύ||poli ||many - polyhedron ||several |
|ταξίδι||taxithi ||taxi - maybe ||trip |
|πρώτος||protos ||proton ||first |
|βαλίτςα ||valise ||valitsa ||suitcase |
|κόσμος ||cosmos ||cosmos ||people |
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