Those roots

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PhillipLebsack
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Those roots

Post by PhillipLebsack » September 15th, 2018, 10:33 am

Hello guys,

Does anyone know how or where to look up the roots of Greek words?
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Re: Those roots

Post by Jonathan Robie » September 16th, 2018, 9:59 am

PhillipLebsack wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 10:33 am
Hello guys,

Does anyone know how or where to look up the roots of Greek words?
As you read? One way to do this is to use a tool that does morphological analysis, such as the Scaife reader.

https://scaife.perseus.org/

Alpheios lets you do this for any Greek text on a web page:

http://alpheios.net/

Alpheios used to have derivation tables from Masternarde, they have not yet added them back, they were extremely helpful.

These tools are not always right, but it's usually close enough to be helpful. Or are you trying to learn how Greek words are formed? For that you should consider buying a Greek morphology.

@jtauber has some resources for morphological analysis of verbs and derivation of word forms if you don't mind searching in a file. Here are two files that can be useful.

Word derivation
Verb stems
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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