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This template uses the lang HTML attribute to identify the text's language as Ancient Greek (grc).

Note: This template is used for Ancient Greek text. Modern Greek should use {{Modern Greek}} (or {{el}}) to set the correct language code (el).



* {{Greek|Ἰητρικὴ τεχνέων μὲν πασέων ἐστὶν ἐπιφανεστάτη - β ϐ φ ϕ θ ϑ ρ ϱ κ ϰ ε ϵ ψ}}
  • Ἰητρικὴ τεχνέων μὲν πασέων ἐστὶν ἐπιφανεστάτη - β ϐ φ ϕ θ ϑ ρ ϱ κ ϰ ε ϵ ψ

Multiple paragraphs

For multiple paragraphs, either use {{Greek block}}, or {{Greek block/s}} and {{Greek block/e}}.

Wiktionary linking

You can optionally link to the Ancient Greek section of a Wikitionary entry with parameter 2:

  • {{Greek|λύω|λύω}}λύω

This should be done sparingly and in accordance with annotations guidelines.


If you wish to use a particular font for Ancient Greek, you can add CSS like the following to your CSS:

[lang=grc] {
    font-family: Gentium, 'Linux Libertine', 'Palatino Linotype';


The upright capital alpha indicates that the Greek is not italicised

Note that while many fonts may appear similar to italic Latin glyphs, Greek is generally not italicised. If in doubt, check capital letters: if they are upright, the text is not italic, it's just in a font that has slightly slanted lowercase letters.


Denote text as Ancient Greek. Always use this for Ancient Greek (do not use no template), and use {{Modern Greek}} for Modern Greek.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Greek text1

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Link to Wiktionary2 wikt

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See also

  • {{Lang}} generic language support template
  • {{Modern Greek}} for Modern Greek, which uses the language code el