An Ancient Greek Word List

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Here students can find a variety of commonly used Greek nouns and verbs, both irregular and regular. The mnemonic study of these nouns and verbs will fully enhance a student of Classical Greek to grasp the complex language and will forever aid their philological study. This list is divided into two different lists, one listing verbs and their irregular form and the other common nouns found in the majority of Classical Greek grammar books.

(Under construction: V.1 of the verb list will contain only the present indicative in the first person singular of a verb and other forms will be added at a later date. Additionally, all verbs will be listed alphabetically)


ἄγω: I do, drive

αἰρέω: I take (act.) or I choose (mid.)

ἀκούω: I hear (if the subject of the hearing is a person, it is used along with the genitive but if what is heard is a 'thing' then it takes the accusative)

βαίνω: I walk, go

βάλλω: I throw

βούλομαι: I want, wish, desire (This verb always takes the infinitive: βοὐλομαι παὐειν)

γίγνομαι: I become, I am born again (rare)

γιγνώσκω: I know, recognize

δεῖ: It is necessary for + ACC + INF

διδάσκω: I teach

δίδωμι: I give

δύναμαι: I am able

ἐάω: I allow

εἰμί: I am (Caution, this verb can be easily confused with the future indicative of ἔρχομαι (εἶμι)

ἔρχομαι: I go

εὑρίσκω: I find

ἔχω: I have

(under construction: The noun, adjective and adverb list (V.1) shall contain the most basic vocabulary and will be based on the vocabulary found within the lessons on this page in order to aid study and comprehension)

ἀγαθός, -ή, -όν': good, noble, courageous

ἀγρός, ὁ: land, territory, field, country(side)

ἄδικος: unjust, cruel, against the law

ἀδύνατος, -ον: unable, incapable

ἀεί or αἰεί: always (adverb)

ἀθάνατος, -ον: immortal

αἰτίᾱ, ἡ: responsibility, cause

αἴτιος, -ᾱ, -ον: responsible, reason, cause