Tattoos and Ancient Greek

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drinking_wigga

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hey just wondered how you'd say the word 'unity' in greek?
I went on yahoo translation website and it came out with this...

ενότητα

is that correct? And if not, what is the correct way? it's for a tattoo i'm planning on getting this week so it has to be 100% hehe

oh & just outta interest how is it said in Ancient Greek as well?

thank you!! :)
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In Modern Greek you can say:

Ενότητα (unitedness) or
Ομόνοια (amity, union) or
Ομοψυχία (unanimity)

Ancient Greek would be:

Ενότης (unitedness) or
Ομόνοια (amity, union)



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Hi. My boyfriends name is Troy and he was wanting to get a tattoo of his name in Ancient Greek spelling/symbols. And also, would the translation of a persons name 'Troy' be the same as for 'Troy' the ancient city?
Thank you for your help!


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aww thank you very much!! It's really appreciated!
Take care.



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Well in Greek, Troy is only the name of the ancient city which was called Τροία.

You cannot use it as the translation of a name for 2 reasons:

1. Τροία is not a name for people either in Ancient or in Modern Greek.
2. Τροία is a feminine noun so it cannot be used to translated a man's name.

Your boyfriend can use Tροία to refer to the ancient city only.

For his name, he can transliterate it into Greek as Tρόι but I can see no point in this transliteration as it makes no other sense than that of a foreign name in Greek.


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Re Troy:

I would like to concur with my esteemed colleague.

According to: http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Troy
The boy's name Troy is pronounced troy. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "descendant of the footsoldier." Surname given to those who migrated to England from the French city of Troyes after the Norman conquest of 1066. As a given name, Troy may derive from the ancient Greek city where the Trojan wars were fought. Actor Troy Donahue made the name popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Jane Fonda named one of her children Troy. Football player Troy Aikman.

According to the Dictionary of Proper Names: ...The present form of the name evolved from this [Troyes], with a spelling perhaps influenced by that of the famous Troy of ancient Greece.

The name of the king who is said to have given his name to the city was Τρως and the name of an inhabitant of Troy (Trojan) is Τρώας.





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Thanks for your feedback, its very appreciated. You all do a great job!.
Kind Regards
Rebecca


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I'm looking for ancient greek translations for this in both upper and lower case if possible thanks!  if it makes a diffference it is to be put on the shield of a tattoo of Ares.


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Somehow I prefer "Honor and strength" in Greek, τιμή και δύναμη in modern Greek.

Here it is in ancient Greek.


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In Modern Greek you can say:

Ενότητα (unitedness) or
Ομόνοια (amity, union) or
Ομοψυχία (unanimity)

Ancient Greek would be:

Ενότης (unitedness) or
Ομόνοια (amity, union)


thanks for that, but sorry to bug you again just got one other question, how would you pronounce Ενότητα?
thanks!


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doryphor

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Hi there!
Great forum
As per the other posters, I have a request for a few words in Ancient Greek (as spoken by the philosophers).

They consist of the four chief virtues:

Wisdom (or Prudence, if there's a difference, but preferably Wisdom)
Fortitude
Justice
Temperance

In Capitals, if possible as Ancient Greek would have written them I understand.

many thanks in advance, and again, great forum!

Tim


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Hey there how's it going? I wanted to get grandparents last name in greek on my shoulders. There name before they came to the US was Stavropoulos and it is now the shortened version Stavros. I was wondering if i can get both translations. I also want to follow the last name with a greek orthodox cross down my back, does anyone have any good pics of the cross that be easy for a tatoo artist to replicate. Thanks for all the help, Nathaniel


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Thanks for the reply, I need it in capitals with a good font , Ive come across the lowercase version but i want it to be big capitals across the shoulders.


 

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