Site Searches Note

 

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Searches for the English and Latin words are straightforward.

For Greek words searches can be entered either in unicode Greek text (in which case they must be complete with appropriate accents and breathings) or in an English transliteration of the Greek as outlined below.

Greek words have been transliterated to English for search purposes without any accents, breathings etc.  It is hoped that this makes for greater ease of searching for those who may not be familiar with all the complexities of Greek accents and breathings. The pattern of transliteration is given a little further down the page.

 

SO ONLY INCLUDE ACCENTS AND BREATHINGS IN YOUR SEARCH WORDS IF YOU ARE ENTERING UNICODE GREEK TEXT! NOT IF YOU ARE DOING A SEARCH USING THE GREEK TO ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION SCHEME. IN THIS CASE ACCENTS AND BREATHINGS WILL HINDER RATHER THAN HELP. SO THERE IS NEVER AN "H" AT THE BEGINNING OF WORDS.

 

WHERE AN IOTA SUBSCRIPT IS INCLUDED IN A WORD THEN PLEASE ADD AN "i" after the vowel in searches.

e.g. λόγῳ = logwi

 

IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO "WILDCARD" SEARCHES WHICH MAY BE VERY USEFUL WHEN LOOKING FOR ALL FORMS OF, SAY, A GREEK NOUN. So anthrwp* will find all instances of  forms of ἄνθρωπος. It is also possible to put the wildcard * at the beginning of a word. So it is possible to use a search such as *noia* to look for all instances of words that have νοια in the middle.

 

A search from one of the main text pages, or the homepage will give results on a special page from which it is possible to carry out slightly more sophisticated searches.

 

SCEME GREEK TO ENGLISH LETTER TRANSLITERATION

 

Alpha (ά / Α) = a or A

Beta (β / Β) - b or B

Gamma (γ / Γ) = g or G

Delta (δ / Δ) = d or D

Episilon (ε / Ε) = e or E

Zeta (ζ / Ζ) = z or Z

Eta (η / Η)= h or H

Theta (θ / Θ) = th or Th

Iota (ι / Ι) = i or I

Kappa (κ / Κ) = k or K

Lambda (λ / Λ) = l o L

Mu (μ / Μ)= m or M

Nu (ν / Ν) = n or N

Xi (ξ / Ξ)= x or X

Omicron (ο / Ο) = o or O

Pi (π / Π) = p or P

Rho (ρ / Ρ)= r or R

Sigma (σ, ς /Σ)= s or S

Tau (τ / Τ)= t or T

Upsilon (υ / Υ)= u or U

Phi (φ / Φ)= ph or Ph

Chi (χ / Χ)= ch or Ch

Psi (ψ / Ψ)= ps or Ps

Omega (ω / Ω)= w or W

 

This scheme will sometimes result in slightly strange combinations of "Thetas, Phis and Chis" with Etas where an "h" might stand both for the "h" in Theta etc. and an Eta in the next letter.  Nevertheless I hope that this scheme is reasonably satisfactory.

 

Sometimes you will find EN1, GN1, LN1 etc. embedded in items of text found by the search engine. This indicates that the text which follows is in English Note 1, Greek Note 1, Latin Note 1 etc on the referenced page. This should help you to locate it in the text.