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Greek, Ancient Tongue Twisters

1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters
www.uebersetzung.at/twister/grc.htm © 1996-2015 by Mr.Twister

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1

ΝΙΨΟΝ ΑΝΟΜΗΜΑΤΑ ΜΗ ΜΟΝΑΝ ΟΨΙΝ

Byzantine palindrome found on the font of St. Sophia, Constantinople
and on many fonts in England and France, cf. source.

2

... λαληθησεται σοι τι σε δει ποιειν.

Πραξεις Αποστολων 9.6

3

λοπαδο-τεμαχο-σελαχο-γαλεο-κρανιο-λειψανο-δριμ-υπο-τριμματο-σιλφιο-
καραβο-μελιτο-κατακεχυ-μενο-κιχλ-επι-κοσσυφο-φαττο-περιστερ-αλεκτρυον-
οπτο-κεφαλλιο-κιγκλο-πελειο-λαγῳο-σιραιο-βαφη-τραγανο-πτερύγων

ΑΡΙΣΤΟΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Ἐκκλησιάζουσαι 1169

Rough Translations

  1. up Wash my transgressions, not only my face.
  2. up "... you will be told what you are to do." This is what God said to Saul, later known as the Apostle Paul, on the road to Damascus.
  3. up Fictional ancient Greek dish mentioned in Aristophanes' comedy "Assemblywomen" (Ἐκκλησιάζουσαι 1169); Name of a dish compounded of all kinds of dainties, fish, flesh, fowl, and sauces. (Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. A Greek-English Lexicon. rev. and aug. throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones. with the ass. of Roderick McKenzie. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1940.)

Thanks

Jean Jeanniton

Links

Ethnologue (Languages of the World): Ancient Greek (to 1453)


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