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Greek, Ancient Tongue Twisters

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


... λαληθησεται σοι τι σε δει ποιειν.

Πραξεις Αποστολων 9.6



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.)


Jean Jeanniton


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

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