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ELPENOR EDITIONS IN PRINT

English

Ancient Greek

Modern Greek

Transliteration

Christ
(Anointed)

Χριστός

Χριστός

Christos

God

Θεός

Θεός

Theos

Love

Ἀγάπη

Ἀγάπη

Aghape

Gospel, Good News

Εὐαγγέλιον

Εὐαγγέλιο

Evangelion

Creation

Δημιουργία

Δημιουργία

Demiourgia

Friend

Φίλος

Φίλος

Philos

Friendship

Φιλία

Φιλία

Philia

Freedom

Ἐλευθερία

Ἐλευθερία

Eleutheria

Saint

Ἅγιος

Ἅγιος

Haghios

Soul

Ψυχή

Ψυχή

Psyche

Body

Σῶμα

Σῶμα

Soma

Blood

Αἷμα

Αἷμα

Aema

Life

Ζωή

Ζωή

Zoe

Man (regardless of sex)

Ἄνθρωπος

Ἄνθρωπος

Anthropos

Peace

Εἰρήνη

Εἰρήνη

Eirene

Quietude

Ἡσυχία

Ἡσυχία

Hesychia

Vision (higher perception)

Θεωρία

Θεωρία

Theoria

Wisdom

Σοφία

Σοφία

Sophia

Truth

λήθεια

λήθεια

Aletheia

Adventure
(Sudden change of events in Greek Tragedy)

Περιπέτεια

Περιπέτεια

Peripeteia Pronounced by Anthony Hopkins

Love of Honour (Philotimo)

Φιλότιμον

Φιλότιμο

Philotimon Pronounced and Explained by President Obama

Beauty

Ὀμορφιά

Ὀμορφιά

Omorhpia

Idea

Ἰδέα

Ἰδέα

Idea

Virtue

ρετή

Ἀρετή

Arete

Happiness

Εὐτυχία

Εὐτυχία

Ephtychia

Sapience

Σύνεσις

Σύνεση

Synesis

Knowing God

Θεογνωσία

Θεογνωσία

Theognosia

Church

Ἐκκλησία

Ἐκκλησία

Ecclesia

Seeing God

Θεοπτία

Θεοπτία

Theoptia

Harmony

Ἁρμονία

Ἁρμονία

Harmonia

Concord

Ὁμοφροσύνη

Ὁμοφροσύνη

Homophrosyne

Light

Φῶς

Φῶς

Phos

Joy

Χαρά

Χαρά

Chara

Resurrection

Ἀνάστασις

Ἀνάσταση

Anastasis

Nature / Rooting and Growth

Φύσις

Φύση

Physis

Heart

Καρδία

Καρδιά

Kardia

Face

Πρόσωπον

Πρόσωπο

Prosopon

Public and Common Affairs

Πολιτεία

Πολιτεία

Politeia

Society (united in communication of the highest friendship and values)

Κοινωνία

Κοινωνία

Koinonia

Essence

Οὐσία

Οὐσία

Ousia

Service

Ὑπηρεσία

Ὑπηρεσία

Hypiresia

Help

Βοήθεια

Βοήθεια

Voetheia

World

Κόσμος

Κόσμος

Kosmos

Age

Αἰών

Αἰώνας

Aeon

Death

Θάνατος

Θάνατος

Thanatos

Spirit

Πνεῦμα

Πνεῦμα

Pneuma

Love of/for Wisdom

Φιλοσοφία

Φιλοσοφία

Philosophia

Faith

Πίστις

Πίστη

Pistis

Higher Intellect

Νοῦς

Νοῦς

Nous

Imagination

Φαντασία

Φαντασία

Phantasia

Reasoning

Ὑπολογισμός

Ὑπολογισμός

Hypologhismos

Language

Γλῶσσα

Γλῶσσα

Ghlossa

Speech

Ὁμιλία

Ὁμιλία

Homilia

Writing

Γραφή

Γραφή

Ghraphe

Poetry

Ποίησις

Ποίηση

Poiese

History

Ἱστορία

Ἱστορία

Historia

Book

Βιβλίον

Βιβλίο

Vivlion

Science

Ἐπιστήμη

Ἐπιστήμη

Episteme

Research

Ἔρευνα

Ἔρευνα

Ereuna

School

Σχολεῖον

Σχολεῖο

Scholeion

Success

Ἐπιτυχία

Ἐπιτυχία

Epitychia

War

Πόλεμος

Πόλεμος

Polemos

 

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