WORDS TRAVEL – THE GREEK WORD «ΗΡΩΑΣ» IN 13 LANGUAGES

The word “hero” («ήρωας») is an ancient Greek word (ἥρως in Ancient Greek). The letter “h” exists in all languages due to the ancient pronunciation.

We present the word «ήρωας» (hero) in 13 languages.

 

Greek                                 ήρωας

English                               hero

French                               héros

Ukrainian                          Герой

Polish                                heros

Rumanian                         erou

German                            heros

Russian                             герой

Bulgarian                          герой

Spanish                              héroe

Italian                                eroe

Portuguese                       heroi

Hungarian                        hős

 

Let’s remember the phrase of Winston Churchill, which referred to the heroic defense and counter-attack of Greeks against Italians at the beginning of the Second World «Στο εξής δεν θα λέμε ότι οι Έλληνες πολεμούν σαν ήρωες, αλλά ότι οι ήρωες πολεμούν σαν Έλληνες.» (“From now on we will not say that Greeks fight as heroes, we will say that heroes fight as Greeks”).

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