6 Beautiful Greek Words You Should Use | Most Beautiful Greek Words Pt. 3

Many people agree that the Greek language is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. We have already seen a series of outstanding Greek words, such as “απόκοσμος”. Here are six more aesthetically pleasing Greek words to add to your vocabulary!

6 Beautiful Words of Greek Origin

  1. Πετριχώρ (Petrichor): The scent of summer rain.
  2. Στοργή (Storge): The purest and most caring form of love.
  3. Έρωτας (Erotas): Passionate/ romantic love.
  4. Νεφέλη (Nephele): A small cloud; the name of a cloud nymph; a common Greek name for girls.
  5. Ψυχή (Psyche): Soul; the psyche.
  6. Τερπικέραυνος (Terpikeraunos): Delighting in thunder; an epithet of Zeus.

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7 Aesthetic Greek Words You Should Start Using | Most Beautiful Greek Words Pt. 2

Greek is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. There are, however, a few words that make the Greek language exceptionally beautiful. Here is a list of seven aesthetic Greek words you should start using today. Before we get started, make sure to watch part one and subscribe for part three!

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7 Aesthetic Greek Words

  1. Ελευθερομανία (Eleutheromania): frantic zeal for freedom
  2. Ευδαιμονία (Eudaimonia): protected by a good demon; lucky
  3. Φιλοξενία (Philoxenia): friend of the stranger; hospitality
  4. Θαλασσοφιλία (Thalassophilia): love for the sea
  5. Πνευματικός (Pneumaticos): a man of spirit and intellect
  6. Μετάνοια (Metanoia): a change of mind; regret
  7. Αλεξιθυμία (Alexithymia): emotional detachment

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5 Beautiful Greek Words You Should Know | Most Beautiful Greek Words Pt. 1

Who can deny that the Greek language is one of the most beautiful and poetic languages in the world? But some words stand out more than others. Here is a list of beautiful Greek words with a deep meaning. Before we get started, make sure to subscribe for part 2!

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5 Beautiful Greek Words:

  1. Χαρμολύπη (Harmolypi): Sweet sorrow
  2. Φιλότιμο (Philotimo): Love for pride
  3. Εύνοια (Eunoia): Positive mind; mercy
  4. Νοσταλγία (Nostalgia): Homecoming pain
  5. Απόκοσμος (Apokosmos): Otherworldly

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Greek Synonyms and Antonyms Exercise. Can You Find the Correct Answer?

Test your Greek vocabulary skills with a synonym/antonym exercise. The exercise is two-fold: a) you need to know the meaning of the provided word/ phrase, b) you need to know the meaning of the words/ phrases from the multiple-choice options. Can you find the correct answer?

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What is an Antonym? What is a Synonym? | Etymology of Synonym and Antonym

The term “synonym” derives from the Greek word «συνώνυμο» (συν + όνομα). It means “equivalent” and, in semantics, it indicates a word or phrase that has the exact or very similar meaning to another word or phrase.

The opposite applies to “antonym” (αντώνυμο). An antonym is a word or phrase that has the opposite meaning of another word or phrase.

For example, a synonym of the English word “tasty” is the word “delicious”. An antonym of the English word “tall” is “short”.

Now, take pen and paper and try to find the answer to the questions down below.

Questions: Can You Find the Correct Synonym for the Greek Words Below?

Α) Αδύνατος

  • Δυνατός

  • Ψιλός

  • Ψηλός

Β) Ωραία

  • Άσχημη

  • Δυνατή

  • Όμορφη

Γ) Σπίτι

  • Όροφος

  • Οικία

  • Δήμος

Δ) Βοσκός

  • Τσοπάνης

  • Αγρότης

  • Κυνηγός

Ε) Νοσοκόμα

  • Δασκάλα

  • Γιατρός

  • Νοσηλεύτρια

ΣΤ) Τέλειο

  • Καλό

  • Άψογο

  • Μέτριο

Greek Synonyms | Answers

Α) Αδύνατος = Ψιλός
Β) Ωραία = Όμορφη
Γ) Σπίτι = Οικία
Δ) Βοσκός = Τσοπάνης
Ε) Νοσοκόμα = Νοσηλεύτρια
ΣΤ) Τέλειο = Άψογο

Questions: Can You Find the Correct Antonym for the Greek Words Below?

Α) Ψηλός

  • Ψιλός

  • Κοντός

  • Δυνατός

Β) Νεαρή

  • Μεγάλη

  • Άσχημη

  • Μικρή

Γ) Εργατικός

  • Δουλευταράς

  • Τεμπέλης

  • Παραγωγικός

Δ) Άστοχος

  • Εύστοχος

  • Στόχος

  • Στοχοπροσήλωση

Ε) Ορεινός

  • Βουνίσιος

  • Υπόγειος

  • Πεδινός

ΣΤ) Ταπεινός

  • Αλαζόνας

  • Πράος

  • Μετριόφρων

Greek Antonyms | Answers

Α) Ψηλός ≠ Κοντός
Β) Νεαρή ≠ Μεγάλη
Γ) Εργατικός ≠ Τεμπέλης
Δ) Άστοχος ≠ Εύστοχος
Ε) Ορεινός ≠ Πεδινός
ΣΤ) Ταπεινός ≠ Αλαζόνας

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Writing Greek on Paper

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Writing Greek on paper is different from typing Greek on a computer.

Although most of Helinika’s visitors have no problem typing the Greek letters, they often find it difficult to write those letters on paper. That is why we prepared a short video on our YouTube channel that you can use to mimic a common writing style for the Greek letters. It goes without saying that there are many more handwritings out there and you can develop yours with a lot of practice. Writing in a different alphabet is not easy but it is definitely worth the effort!

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Writing the alphabet on paper:

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