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A BASIC guide to common words and phrases commonly found on Tombstones,

translated from languages likely to be encountered while researching in Pennsylvania.

Anyone who can contribute translations into additional languages,

or have additional phrases to be included, should contact


Ellis Michaels



English Greek
January Ιανουάριος
February Φεβρουάριος
March Μάρτιος
April Απρίλιος
May Μάιος
June Ιούνιος
July Ιούλιος
August Αύγουστος
September Σεπτέμβριος
October Οκτώβριος
November Νοέμβριος
December Δεκέμβριος
age ηλικία
week εβδομάδα
day ημέρα
month μήνας
year έτος
born γεννημένος
died πεθαμένος
Sunday Η Κυριακή
Monday Δευτέρα
Tuesday Τρίτη
Wednesday Τετάρτη
Thursday Πέμπτη
Friday Παρασκευή
Saturday Σάββατο
father πατέρας
mother μητέρα
husband σύζυγος
wife σύζυγος
son γιος
daughter κόρη
brother αδελφός
sister αδελφή
grandfather παππούς
grandmother γιαγιά
uncle θείος
aunt θεία
marriage γάμος
here rests εδώ υπόλοιπα
rest gently υπόλοιπο ήπια
rest in peace υπόλοιπο εν την ειρήνη


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This page was updated 27 Apr 2011 and is maintained by Ellis Michaels


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