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14:09 Apr 17, 2001
English to Greek (Ancient) translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:sisters
is the word for sisters in Greek (adelfes) different in Ancient Greek. Would Ancient Greek give symbols?
Explanation: ADELPHAI, in the nominative case, where the PH represents the letter phi.
There are four grammatical cases in ancient Greek, so that depending on the context you might see ADELPHAI, ADELPHAS, ADELPHAIS, or even ADELPHO:N (where O: represents omega).
Not quite sure what you mean by your last question...to display different alphabets on computer screens you normally need special "driver" files on the machine doing the displaying. However, in HTML there are special codes available to display the letters of the Greek alphabet.
Ph. D. in ancient Greek, college instructor of Latin, Greek, and other languages.