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I have a friend who is Greek, and her birthday is coming up soon. Her dad told me he is getting a white dog for her birthday, and I thought I'd give her a name suggestion as one of my presents. Can you please tell me what 'Hurricane' means in Ancient Greek?

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Hello,

in Ancient Greek the noun “hurricane” corresponds to  the following nouns:

-καταιγίς (written in ancient Greek letters and  transliterated as ”kataighís” in Latin alphabet we use still today in English too).

-θύελλα (written in ancient Greek letters and  transliterated as ”thúella”)

So, since both “kataighís”  and “thúella”  mean “hurricane” in Ancient Greek, you can choose the one you like better.

Please note that in Modern Greek - which is not my field of expertise as it is  different from the Ancient Greek - the word “hurricane” would be ανεμοστρόβιλος  transliterated as “anemostróbilos”.

Best regards,
Maria

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I'll be glad to answer any questions concerning ANCIENT GREEK. So, do not ask me please questions regarding MODERN GREEK as it is different from Ancient Greek either in spelling/meaning or in pronunciation.

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Over 25 years teaching experience.

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I received my Ph.D in Classics (summa cum laude) from Genova University (Italy) and my thesis was about ancient Greek drama (Aeschylus).

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