I do realize this question might be difficult to answer as most words in Ancient Greek are hard to translate, and some have whole studies around them. But as there isn't a stack exchange for Ancient Greek, I figured this would be the best place to ask. I wonder if anyone have made an entire work around it, even if not a dictionary. Just some sort of guide to Greek vocabulary somehow.

  • There is Greek/Ancient Greek stack exchange being prepared here: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/101509/greek-language You can upvote questions you like.
    – nyg
    Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 14:10
  • What makes a dictionary "good" for you? Do you want a Greek/English dictionary? Or a Greek-only dictionary? Online? In print? Does it need to be exhaustive? How complex or technical should it be? Please narrow this down a bit, so we can get this question re-opened ASAP.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 23:53

1 Answer 1


There are quite a few - and they're not really hard to come by.

This answer cannot be an exhaustive survey of the Greek dictionary landscape, however it can get you started and past your first learning assignments.

First and foremost, consider the Liddell Scott Jones, which is GRE-ENG and a major authority. It's available in most Classics Libraries and has been digitalised by Tufts University, now going by the name of "Greek Word Study Tool".

There are also smaller Paperback dictionaries by OUP, and some by Collins.

Pupils and Undergrads in Germany often use the "Gemoll" GRE-GER dictionary, while there are a host of other offers, including specialist publications for theologians reading biblical texts in ancient Greek. Again, try the departmental library, they can help.

EDIT 27 Mar 2017:

Again, try searching your university OPAC or talking to faculty/library staff.

  • 1
    Can you please expand the answer with more specific references (hyperlinks, ISBN, etc.)? And welcome to Language Learning.SE! :) Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 19:10

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.