Triantafyllidis Dictionary

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The Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek[1] (Greek: Λεξικό της κοινής Νεοελληνικής) is a monolingual dictionary of Modern Greek published by the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triantafyllidis Foundation)[2] (named after Manolis Triantafyllidis), at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1998. It is also called the University of Thessaloniki Dictionary,[3] and is known to the public as Triantafyllidis Dictionary (Λεξικό Τριανταφυλλίδη).

It is searchable online at Portal for the Greek Language. It includes pronunciation in International Phonetic Alphabet (with slight alterations), and in Greek: definitions, examples and etymology. It does not include names and proper nouns. It includes inflectional paradigms for verbs and for nominals.


The project was launched in 1968. Its board of directors[4] has included prominent Greek philologists. Responsible for the etymologies was Evangelos Petrounias (Ευάγγελος Πετρούνιας 1935‑2016).[5]

Currently, the dictionary is hosted online, and is maintained by Scholarly Supervisor: D. Koutsogiannis, an Assistant Professor, Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

As per their mission statement,

The Centre for the Greek Language has designed and implemented this Internet portal to support the study and teaching of the Greek language. It is addressed to researchers, university students, teachers, pupils, and everyone interested in the Greek language, within and outside of Greece. It attempts to cover the Greek language both diachronically and synchronically (Ancient Greek, Medieval Greek, Modern Greek). Our aim is for the Portal to constitute a useful, reliable, and effective environment[6]

  • for the support and dissemination of the Greek language in the digital age,

  • for the teaching of Greek as a native and second/foreign language,

  • for the support of research,

  • for the productive use of Information and Communication Technologies in the teaching of the Greek language.

The Portal has also absorbed the copious material contained in the Electronic Komvos (Ηλεκτρονικός Κόμβος),revised and augmented.[6]

As it's technical capabilities increased it used the Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek as a backbone and database to offer many more services that enhance the use of the dictionary, including multilingual translations from Greek. It absorbed a large project named Komvos translated to English as "An Electronic Node to Support Teachers in the Greek Language".

t's current suite of online services, cover the following areas. The use of the Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek has been the backbone behind these efforts.

  • Electronic Dictionaries and corpus of texts
  • Theoretical research and study of the Greek language
  • Modern Greek language: Theory and teaching
  • The teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language
  • Modern Greek literature
  • Medieval Greek language
  • Ancient Greek language
  • Information and support services for the public

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek (official translation of the title at portal). Literal translation: Dictionary of Common Neohellenic.
  2. ^ Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triantafyllidis Foundation) retr:2018.07.19.
  3. ^ Assimakis Tseronis, Anna Iordanidou, "Modern Greek Dictionaries and the Ideology of Standardization", in Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Michael Silk, Standard Languages and Language Standards – Greek, Past and Present, 2009, p. 167.
  4. ^ Prologue (in Greek) Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek at retr:2018.07.19.
    The Board of Directors in 1968: Nikolaos Andriotis (Νικόλαος Ανδριώτης), Ioannis Kakridis (Ιωάννης Κακριδής), Stylianos Kapsomenos (Στυλιανός Καψωμένος), Emmanuel Kriaras (Εμμανουήλ Κριαράς), Linos Politis (Λίνος Πολίτης), Agapitos Tsopanakis (Αγαπητός Τσοπανάκης) and Charalambos Frangistas (Χαράλαμπος Φραγκίστας).
  5. ^ Prologue (in Greek) Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek at retr:2018.07.19.
    Etymologies in the Dictionary by Evangelos Petrounias (Ευάγγελος Πετρούνιας), assisted since 1991 by Giorgos Papanastasiou (Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου).
  6. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 2019-04-24.