Dictionary of Proper Names

The brand new Babiniotis Dictionary of Proper Names covers the fascinating history of the most significant and well-known proper names —place names and personal names— explaining their origin and meaning and exploring their historical background.


  • over 2.700 place names and personal names, Greek and foreign, ancient and modern
  • reliable in-depth etymological information on each entry
  • extended historic and encyclopaedic details
  • authoritative dating of foreign names’ first occurrence or earliest reference in Greek
  • monitoring the history of proper names from the sources
  • the most familiar diminutives, pet forms and shortened personal names
  • family names / surnames deriving from first names
  • a special appendix with recapitulative comments, assembling and analysing common features of the various entries (e.g., place names and personal names originating from names given to animals, plants, rivers, things etc.), thus bringing out certain fundamental principles of onomatology

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Dictionary for the school and the office – 3rd edition

A practical dictionary specially designed for everyday use at school and at work, providing up-to-date coverage of essential Modern Greek vocabulary, grammar and usage.

Distinctive features of the dictionary:

  • Colour edition
  • Concise grammar
  • Declension and conjugation tables
  • Special spelling insert with rules and tables
  • Concise and useful encyclopaedic information
  • Selected original drawings
  • Hyphenation of all head entries

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Small Dictionary of Modern Greek – 5th edition

Essential Modern Greek vocabulary in an easy-to-carry pocket format.
The Small Dictionary of Modern Greek, in its fifth updated edition (2022), utilised linguistic material collected after the fourth edition and applied many necessary modifications and improvements. New entries were added from the field of informatics, technology and the Internet, as well as from political and economic current affairs.
The constant enrichment of lexicographical material is a necessary factor, so that this dictionary proves to be a complete, functional and easy to use guide, being the largest Small Dictionary of Modern Greek.

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Dictionary of Derivatives and Compounds

The offspring of the words…

The Dictionary of Derivatives and Compounds of Modern Greek offers a multifaceted focus of Modern Greek vocabulary, including cognates, derivatives and compounds. It is a rich reference tool that actually describes the way and the procedure by which words are created from other words.

It includes:

  • 64.000 derivatives and compounds of selected headwords
  • 4.300 compound groups (on first and second component)
  • 350 notes on selected entries (addressing word formation, spelling, cognates etc.)
  • 300 tree diagrams depicting the derivational wealth of selected words

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Dictionary of the Most Advanced Words

(1st edition, 2015)
Enrich your vocabulary!

The Dictionary of the Most Advanced Words focuses on enriching the speaker’s vocabulary with advanced, demanding or difficult words, which are often encountered in literature and contemporary texts of various subject areas. Such words, while outside most people’s everyday vocabulary, are used at a higher communication level, when a more creative, powerful, learned and precise language is needed.

The dictionary includes 4.000 entries, followed by clear, simple and concise definitions, selected synonyms and phrases. All entries are provided with reliable etymological information. About 300 usage notes provide insight into common mistakes, differences between closely related or confused words, and meet the needs of the most demanding readers.

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Dictionary of Difficulties and Common Errors – 2nd  edition

A Companion to the usage of Greek

A practical linguistic advisor for speakers and learners of Modern Greek, specially designed to provide reliable information and clear explanations for most common errors and difficulties (in spelling, grammar, meaning, syntax, vocabulary and usage).

It focuses on the key problem areas in Modern Greek usage, dealing with those errors which practically appear in everyday spoken and written language, but also goes on to identify the problems underlying each difficulty, providing the reader with plain, explicit answers.

The dictionary contains 5.500 head entries on:

  • common errors in language use
  • difficulties concerning grammar, spelling or vocabulary choice
  • queries on differences between synonyms and commonly confused words
  • useful advice on good linguistic choices

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Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms – 2nd edition

(1st edition, 2011)
The Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms is an essential, practical and in-depth guide for anyone wanting to use the right word in the right place. A dictionary which broadens, deepens and enriches the knowledge and the usage of Modern Greek.

  • 250.000 synonyms and antonyms
  • 500 notes which explain the crucial differences between words and illuminate their usage
  • synonyms / antonyms arranged to the senses of each word

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Etymological Dictionary – 2nd edition

(2nd edition, 2011)
The most comprehensive etymological dictionary of Modern Greek which actually depicts the history of Greek vocabulary. The essential etymological resource for the expert and the perfect book for the word lover.

  • Over 35.000 entries
  • Reliable and in-depth etymological information based on linguistic literature and textual sources
  • Detailed discussion of word formation connected with the most important derivatives and compound.

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