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Entry structure[edit]

Modern and Ancient forms will often have different diacritical marks and therefore separate entries: as with the Ancient polytonic "ὁδός" and the Modern monotonic "οδός" ; but sometimes they will share the same form: as with "βαθύς" whose entry will have two language headings.


This guide is intended for those editing Greek words in Wiktionary, it is a supplement to Wiktionary:Entry layout explained. All definitions are written in English, definitions in Greek can be found in the Greek Wiktionary - το Βικιλεξικό. Wiktionary uses the term Greek to refer to Modern Greek, the classical language is referred to as Ancient Greek and it has a separate About Ancient Greek guide. Modern and Ancient forms will often have different diacritical marks and therefore separate entries: as with the Ancient polytonic ?δός (?dós) and the modern monotonic οδός (odós); but sometimes they will share the same form: as with βαθύς (vathýs) whose entry will have two language headings.

Greek is an inflected language, Wiktionary will eventually include all these forms. The main entry for each word is the lemma form - the form listed in bi-lingual dictionaries. Non-lemma entries will refer back to the lemma form. The usual lemma forms are: for nouns the nominative singular, for pronouns and adjectives the masculine, nominative singular, and for verbs the 1st person singular of the present tense

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