Greek is the official language of Cyprus and Greece. It has over 13 million native speakers all around the globe. It comes under the Indo-European language family. Greek is one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. The language has two dialects Ancient dialects and Modern dialects. The writing system of Greek is the Greek alphabet. Apart from Greece and Cyprus, the language is also spoken in Italy, Albania, Turkey, and many other countries of the Greek diaspora. The Early form of Greek is called Proto-Greek, and the people who speak Greek are called Greeks. Here we are gonna see about how to say months of the year in Greek.

Months of the Year in Greek

In Greek, the word Month is written as Μήνας which is pronounced as Mínas. Also, the plural form of the month is written as Μήνες and it is pronounced as Mínes. So let’s see how to say and pronounce the months of the year in Greek.

Related: Days of the Week in Greek

How to Say English Months in Greek

Here let’s see how to say months of the year in Greek.

Month Name in EnglishMonth Name in GreekAbbreviationPronounciation
JanuaryΙανουάριοςΙαν, ΙIanouarios
FebruaryΦεβρουάριοςΦεβ, ΦFevouarios
MarchΜάρτιοςΜάρ, ΜMartios
AprilΑπρίλιοςΑπρ, ΑAprilios
MayΜάιοςΜάι, ΜMaios
JuneΙούνιοςΙούν, ΙIounios
JulyΙούλιοςΙούλ, ΙIoulios
AugustΑύγουστοςΑύγ, ΑAvgoustos
SeptemberΣεπτέμβριοςΣεπ, ΣSeptemvrios
OctoberΟκτώβριοςΟκτ, ΟOktovrios
NovemberΝοέμβριοςΝοέ, ΝNoemvrios
DecemberΔεκέμβριοςΔεκ, ΔThekemvrios

Ancient Greek Calender

In Ancient Greek, there are various calendars available based on the region they live. This calendar different from one another based on the culture, climate, tradition, season, etc. Some of them are

  • Aetolian
  • Argolian
  • Attic
  • Athenian
  • Boeotian
  • Corinthian
  • Cretan
  • Delphic
  • Elian
  • Epidaurian
  • Laconian
  • Locris
  • Macedonian
  • Rhodian
  • Sicilian
  • Thessalian

Aetolian Calendar

  1. Prokuklios – Προκύκλιος
  2. Athanaios – Ἀθαναίος
  3. Boukatios – Βουκάτιος
  4. Dios – Διός
  5. Euthaios – Ἑυθυαίος
  6. Homoloios – Ὁμολώιος
  7. Hermaios – Ἑρμαίος
  8. Dionusios – Διονύσιος
  9. Agueios – Ἀγύειος
  10. Hippodromos – Ἱπποδρόμιος
  11. Laphraios – Λαφραίος
  12. Panamos – Πάναμος

Argolian Calendar

  • Ermaios – Ερμαίος
  • Ayios – Άγιος
  • Ardios – Άρδιος
  • Gamos – Γαμοσ
  • Erthyios – Ἐριθαίεος
  • Panamos – Πάναμος
  • Teleos – Τέλεος
  • Karneios – Κάρνειος
  • Agrianios – Αγριάνιος
  • Ardamitis – Αρδαμίτης
  • Amyklaios – Αμύκλαιος
  • Abellaios – Αμπεναίος

Athenian Calendar

It is a ten-monthly calendar with about thirty-five to thirty-seven days a month.

  1. Erektheis – Ερέκθεις
  2. Aigeis – Αιγίς
  3. Pandionis – Πανδιώνης
  4. Leontis – Λεοντής
  5. Akamantis – Ακαμάντης
  6. Oineis – Οινή
  7. Kekropis – Κεκρόπης
  8. Hippothontis – Ιπποθώντης
  9. Aiantis – Αιάντης
  10. Antiokhis – Αντιόκης

Attic Calendar

  1. Hekatombaion – Ἑκατομβαιών (July/August)
  2. Metageitnion – Μεταγειτνιών (August/September)
  3. Boedromion – Βοηδρομιών (September/October)
  4. Pyanepsion – Πυανεψιών (October/November)
  5. Maimakterion – Μαιμακτηριών (November/December)
  6. Poseideon – Ποσιδεών (later Ποσειδεών) (December/January)
  7. Gamelion – Γαμηλιών (January/February)
  8. Anthesterion – Ἀνθεστηριών (February/March)
  9. Elaphebolion – Ἑλαφηβολιών (March/April)
  10. Mounichion – Μουνυχιών (later Μουνιχιών) (April/May)
  11. Thargelion – Θαργηλιών (May/June)
  12. Skirophorion – Σκιροφοριών (June/July)

Boeotian Calendar

  1. Bucatios – Βουκάτιος
  2. Hermaios – Ἑρμαίος
  3. Prostaterios – Προστατήριος
  4. Agrionios – Ἀγριώνιος
  5. Homoloios – Ὁμολώιος
  6. Theilouthios – Θειλούθιος
  7. Hippodromios – Ἱπποδρόμιος
  8. Panamos – Πάναμος
  9. Pamboiotios – Παμβοιώτιος
  10. Damatrios – Δαμάτριος
  11. Alalkomenios or Alkumenios – Ἀλαλκομένιος or Ἀλκυμένιος
  12. Thiouios – θιούιος

Corinthian Calendar

  1. Phoinikaios – Φοινικαίος
  2. Kraneios – Κράνειος
  3. Lanotropios, Heliotropios or Haliotropios – Λανοτρόπιος
  4. Machaneus – Μαχανεύς
  5. Dodekateus – Δωδεκατεύς
  6. Eukleios – Εὔκλειος
  7. Artemisios – Ἀρτεμίσιος
  8. Psydreus – Ψυδρεύς
  9. Gamilios – Γαμείλιος
  10. Agrianios – Ἀγριάνιος
  11. Panamos – Πάναμος
  12. Apellaios – Ἀπελλαῖος

Cretan Calendar

  1. Thesmophorion – Θεσμοφορίων
  2. Hermaios – Ἑρμαῖος
  3. Eimanios – Ιμάνιος
  4. Matarchios – Μετάρχιος
  5. Agyios – Αγύειος
  6. Dioskouros – Διόσκουρος
  7. Theodosios – Θεοδόσιος
  8. Pontios – Πόντιος
  9. Rhabinthios – Ραβίνθιος
  10. Hyperberetos – Υπερβερεταίος
  11. Necysios – Νεκύσιος
  12. Basilios – Βασίλειος

Delphic Calendar

  1. Boukatios – Βουκάτιος
  2. Heraios – Ἡραίος
  3. Apellaios – Ἀπελλαίος (first month of the year)
  4. Endyspoitropios – Ενδυιόπειος
  5. Daidophorios – Δαδαφόριος
  6. Poitropios – Ποιτρόπιος
  7. Bysios – Βύσιο
  8. Amalios – Αμάλιος
  9. Herakleios – Ἡράκλειος
  10. Boathoos – Βοαθόος
  11. Ilaios – Ιλαίος
  12. Theoxenios – Θεοξένιος

Elian Calendar

Elian calendar was found based upon the scholar named Pindar. In this calendar, still many names are remaining unknown.

  1. Apollonios – Ἀπολλώνιος
  2. Parthenios – Παρθένιος
  3. Alphioios – Ἀλφιοίος
  4. Athanaios – Ἀθαναίος
  5. Thuios – Θυΐος
  6. Diosthuos – Διόσθυος
  7. Elaphios – Ελάφιος

Epidaurian Calendar

  1. Azosios – Αζόσιος
  2. Karneios – Κάρνειος
  3. Praratios – Πραράτιος
  4. Hermaios – Ερμαίος
  5. Gamos – Γάμος
  6. Teleos – Τέλεος
  7. Posidaios – Ποσίδαιος
  8. Artamitios – Αρταμίσιος
  9. Agrianios – Αγριάνιος
  10. Panamos – Πάναμος
  11. Kyklios – Κύκλιος
  12. Apellaios – Απελλαίος

Laconian Calendar

The Laconian calendar follows the Spartan calendar and even has the same names for some months too. It is 11 monthly calendar with 30+ days a month.

  1. Panamos – Πάναμος
  2. Herasios – Ἡράσιος
  3. Apellaios – Ἀπελλαίος
  4. Diosthyos – Διόσθυος
  5. Eleusinios – Ελευσίνιος
  6. Gerastios – Γεράστιος
  7. Artemisios – Ἀρτεμίσιος
  8. Delphinios – Δελφίνιος
  9. Phleiasios – Φλειάσιος
  10. Hecatombeus – Ἑκατομβεύς
  11. Karneios – Κάρνειος

Locris Calendar

In the Locris calendar, it is based on Ozolian Locris months and there are several other too like Skarpheia months, Thronion months, etc. But the most popular among them is Ozolian Locris. So let’s see the months in it.

  1. First – Πρώτος
  2. Second – Δεύτερος
  3. Third – Τρίτος
  4. Fourth – Τέταρτος
  5. Fifth – Πέμπτος
  6. Sixth – Έχτος
  7. Seventh – Έβδομος
  8. Eighth – Όγδοος
  9. Ninth – Έυατος
  10. Tenth – Δέχατος
  11. Eleventh – Έυδέχατος
  12. Twelfth – Δωδέχατος

Macedonian Calendar

  1. Dios – Δίος
  2. Apellaios – Ἀπελλαῖος
  3. Audunaios or Audnaios – Αὐδυναῖος or Αὐδναῖος
  4. Peritios – Περίτιος
  5. Dystros – Δύστρος
  6. Xandikos or Xanthikos – Ξανδικός or Ξανθικός
  7. Artemisios or Artamitios – Ἀρτεμίσιος or Ἀρταμίτιος
  8. Daisios – Δαίσιος
  9. Panemos or Panamos – Πάνημος or Πάναμος
  10. Loios – Λώιος
  11. Gorpiaios – Γορπιαῖος
  12. Hyperberetaios – Ὑπερβερεταῖος

Rhodian Calendar

  1. Agrianios – Ἀγριάνιος
  2. Badromios – Βαδρόμιος
  3. Theudaisios – Θευδάσιος
  4. Dalios – Δάλιος
  5. Artamitios – Ἀρταμίτιος
  6. Panamos and Panamos embolimos – Πάναμος
  7. Pedageitnyos – Πεδαγειτνύος
  8. Hyakinthios – Ὑακίνθιος
  9. Karneios – Κάρνειος
  10. Thesmophorios – Θεσμοφόριος (first month of the year)
  11. Sminthios – Σμίνθιος
  12. Diosthyos – Διόσθυος

Sicilian Calendar

  1. Thesmophorios – Θεσμοφόριος
  2. Dalios – Δάλιος
  3. Agrianios – Αγριάνιος
  4. Theudasios – Θευδάσιος
  5. Artamitios – Αρτεμίτιος
  6. Badromios – Βαδρόμιος
  7. Hyacynthios – Ὑακίνθιος
  8. Carneios – Κάρνειος
  9. Panamos – Πάναμος

Thessalian Calendar

  1. Itonios – Ἰτῶνιος
  2. Panemos – Πάνημος
  3. Themistios – Θεμίστιος
  4. Agagylios – Ἀγαγύλιος
  5. Apollonios – Ἀπολλῶνιος
  6. Hermaios – Ἑρμαῖος
  7. Leschanorios – Λεσχανόριος
  8. Aphrios – Ἂφριος
  9. Thyios – Θυίος
  10. Homoloios – Ὁμολῶιος
  11. Hippodromios – Ἱπποδρόμιος
  12. Phyllikos – Φυλλικός

Days Based on Months:

Important Days in JanuaryImportant Days in February
Important Days in MarchImportant Days in April
Important Days in MayImportant Days in June
Important Days in JulyImportant Days in August
Important Days in SeptemberImportant Days in October
Important Days in NovemberImportant Days in December

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