Author Topic: Ὀ λίθος ἐστὶ σθένος -> The stone is strength  (Read 1295 times)

mcmillan

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hello, as a newbee, I hope I am not violating the forum rule against greeklish or generally annoying the members. 

I speak no greek ancient or otherwise.  I have an acquaintance who does who has sent the following to me: 

"o lithos esti sthenos"

As best I can decipher it means "the stone is nervous" but I really have no idea.

i tried the greeklish translator to convert it into greek characters in the subject heading above.

If anyone can translate it, I would be grateful.  if posts like this are annoying or against board policy, my apologies.

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Re: ο λιθος εστι σθενος
« Reply #1 on: 13 Nov, 2007, 23:16:17 »
Not annoying at all, McMillan.  We appreciate your trying to avoid Greeklish.
Looks like someone has learned enough ancient Greek to create the sentence, "The stone is strength."  You can tell him/her that a good ancient word for "strong" is ἰσχυρός (in case that's what (s)he meant to write).
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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Re: ο λιθος εστι σθενος
« Reply #2 on: 13 Nov, 2007, 23:39:57 »
thanks.  i don't understand it, but thanks.

I think I will test how much greek he knows.