Using LingQ to learn Ancient Greek. Perseus dictionary

I’d like to be able to use the Perseus Dictionary to search for Ancient Greek words in some imported lessons, if I’m not mistaken, it is already used in Latin. Ancient Greek has very few resources. So, having the Perseus dictionary to search for Ancient Greek words would be very helpful, as there is, as far as I know, no other website where you can look up words in a popup and review them later when it comes to A.G. (Ancient Greek). It’d be very helpful!! thanks


Sure thing, thanks for your suggestion. The Perseus dictionary is now available for Greek too.

Thanks for adding this, Zoran, but I think there is a problem with the Perseus link used. The link points to the Latin (&lang=la) instead of Greek (&lang=gr), which breaks the look ups in Greek.

Do you think you could take a look at this? Thanks!

Thanks, should be fixed now.

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Thanks again, Zoran. But we’re not quite there yet: there would appear to be a character encoding issue with the url when you send Greek characters. If you search for a word in Greek, Perseus gets all jumbled up. See the link below for an example:ῥεῖν&lang=greek

Not sure what is causing this, any ideas?

Hi … I know the problem and the fix… and it would help me too, to see it fixed. Perseus accepts only “beta coded” greek. Here is a site that will do it: Greek Beta code converter
So if Lingq can somehow select the greek drop down ; encode the greek word in beta code, as the website shows/does; and paste the beta code version into Perseus, this will fix the problem. The workaround is to do this yourself, as I do. But it makes it unwieldy and slow.

I checked it further, but unfortunately looks like we can’t really support the Perseus dictionary for Greek at the moment, sorry.

Just curious what the problem is? I could probably provide you with code that would do the beta-encoding.