Supplementary Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Directed by Franco Montanari, Serena Perrone Università degli studi di Genova   unige

The WiPWords in Progress website is an online freely consultable database that is continuously enriched. It represents an on-going supplement to the major currently used dictionaries of Ancient and Byzantine Greek and seeks to provide a scientific tool for scholars of Greek and more generally of the Ancient Greek and Latin world.

Drawing its inspiration from the over ten years of experience of PAWAGPoorly Attested Words in Ancient Greek, of which the materials form the basis for the new website, Words in Progress aims to expand its objectives by detailing corrections and additions of many different kinds, in order to record recent progress in the updating and enlargement of lexica of Ancient and Byzantine Greek. Its primary focus of activity concerns the recording of new words, but attention is also devoted to previously unknown sources, novel acceptations and improvements of all kinds involving the entries in the main existing dictionaries.

WiP is open to collaboration and contributions from the scientific community: thus WiP welcomes any indications that would enhance the range of materials to be included in the database.

Registered users [Register] can propose new lemmata. For any other correction and suggestion, please use the Contacts on Aristarchus home page Contacts


GI – Vocabolario della lingua greca

Franco Montanari

III edition

Loescher editore


GE – The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

Franco Montanari

online edition

Brill Publishers


GG – Σύγχρονο λεξικό της αρχαίας ελληνικής γλώσσας

Franco Montanari


Δ. Ν. Παπαδήμας


LBG – Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität

Erich Trapp


Verlag der ÖAW


WB – Wörterbuch der griechischen Papyrusurkunden

Friederich Preisigke

updatings by

Istituto papirologico “G. Vitelli”