ταις πισταίς λέγει ο κύριος παραβολήν καλήν

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ταις πισταις λέγει ό κύριος παραβοήν καήν

Moderator's note: The correct phrase is "ταις πισταίς λέγει ο κύριος παραβολήν καλήν".
« Last Edit: 04 Dec, 2008, 23:10:40 by wings »





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Trying to learn ancient greek to start a course. I have what i think it translates to. Just want a verification.



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Well done, then!

The problem is that the Greek phrases you have given us so far are not correct. There are a lot of spelling errors and some letters seem to be missing.


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Then I told you there were letters missing from the phrase you gave us. See my note on your first message.


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Other than punctuation marks, it is directly as written in the book I am looking at.


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ταις πισταίς λέγει ο κύριος παραβολήν καλήν (text corrected by wings)  
 
I translate it tο

To the faithful the master is saying a good parable.
Well done again, PMR.  You've even caught the progressive sense of the verb, which we appreciate here.  The adjective καλός is also acceptably translated, though it often (especially in earlier Greek) means "beautiful" rather than "good."  

At this point, I think you should feel free to use us only when you have specific grammatical/syntactical questions, which we'll always be happy to help with.  The Ancient Greek Forum is primarily for questions about real ancient Greek texts, so try to avoid posting anything on the "subject" line that's not actually from e.g. the New Testament.  Instead, a topic subject like "Dative case" or "Uses of the optative" will let us know what your question is about.  Many thanks for your cooperation and participation, and welcome to Translatum!  


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Other than punctuation marks, it is directly as written in the book I am looking at.
You mean your book leaves out the lambdas in παραβολήν and καλήν?  How did you guess that those misprinted words meant "parable" and "good"?  Good for you!  What textbook is it?



 

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