Greek for "blog"

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Greek for "blog"

Postby NathanSmith » October 12th, 2011, 12:59 am

I read a blog comment on website which used το βλογ as a transliteration for "blog." That got me thinking. I think ο δικτυλογος would be a good translation of "blog." Thoughts?
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Re: Greek for "blog"

Postby Mark Lightman » October 13th, 2011, 12:23 am

Hi, Nathan,

δικτυλόγος is an excellent rendering of blog. Cf. δικτυβάλος, a fisherman.
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Re: Greek for "blog"

Postby Barry Hofstetter » October 13th, 2011, 6:39 am

Maybe... but ancient Greek was also not averse to borrowings. Generally a word closely associated with a concept coming from another linguistic/cultural matrix will tend to be simply that word appropriately modified for the new language. τὸ βλόγ, τοῦ βλόγ... would work just fine, though I agree that the translation suggestion sounds plausible as well.
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Re: Greek for "blog"

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 13th, 2011, 10:04 am

Is there a Greek word for a pile of papyrus scraps?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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