Dates

The month names you saw on the previous page were given in the nominative, or subject form. It's the form you'd use in a sentence like, “February is the shortest month.”

When you give a date in English, though, you use a phrase like “the sixth of March.” In Greek, as in English, you use a possessive, or genitive form of the month. Here are the months again, in their possessive form. Note that the accent shifts to the next to last syllable in all the months.

Unlike English, Greek uses the cardinal number rather than the ordinal number. That is, rather than “the sixth of March” they say “six of March”, which comes out to:

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