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.

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  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).