Lexiphanes Greek Dictionary
By Harry Schmidt
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Lexiphanes is a Greek dictionary for your iPhone. It contains editions of the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English Lexicon and Autenrieth's Homeric Lexicon.
Lexiphanes is really fast, with a slick and modern iPhone interface. It shows you the short definition of a word so you don't need to visit the whole entry. You can bookmark a word and come back to it later.
Lexiphanes can even convert Greek numerals to and from regular (Arabic) notation.
The short definitions feature was automatically generated from the text of the dictionaries. It's not perfect. We need your help! You can make changes and they'll be sent to us automatically.
Please read Lexidium's Instructions sheet carefully to learn how to input Greek characters. You can either turn on the Greek keyboard (new in OS 3.0) or you can use "beta code" input. Both work just fine.
These dictionaries are both in the public domain, but they would not exist in machine-readable format without the industry and genius of the Perseus Project and its director, Dr. Gregory Crane. Please contribute to Perseus today. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/help/support.jsp
What's New in Version 1.1
A serious bug was fixed that could cause the program to crash during Beta Code input.
what I was hoping for
I recently converted to using this after many months with Greek-English Lexicon app. However, this has a very usable and pleasant to look at UI and is much faster--instantaneous. The short definition feature is great also; great idea. It's also less expensive than the competition, although it would justly be able to charge more. I'm grateful for the time put into it because it really shows. I use it a few times a day when I don't actually have my Middle Liddell with me. I only want two more features: the ability to tap on other words within a definition to take me to the related words that show up. Also, I know some people love keyboard click sounds so it might benefit the developer to add them for appeasement sake.
Elegant app, superb content
Oh, to have had this (and its companion Latin app, Lexidion) when I was an undergrad toting the mere abridged Liddell and mere Cassell's Latin across campus. Here we have a full LSJ, complete with citation of classical usages and morphology. It is astonishingly fast--much faster than Perseus' on-line LSJ--and the user interface is, yes, elegant. All this at a student price, without adding an ounce to the backpack. As a bonus, it converts Arabic numerals into Greek numerals and vice-versa!
This app is a great value. I don't have to lug my huge, musty Liddell and Scott dictionary around anymore to do my homework! I highly recommend this to anyone who frequently uses a Greek dictionary for a class.
I do wish the entries had links when they refer me to a different word or spelling. It would make looking things up a bit quicker. Otherwise, though, it's perfect for my needs.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 16, 2009
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 35.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Harry Schmidt
- © 2009 Harry Schmidt
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.