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on 24 December 2012
I was staggered to discover that this English-Greek dictionary does not give the genders of the Greek nouns. I took it for granted that a dictionary of this status (and price) would do so without question. Unfortunately I did not read the customer reviews carefully enough, as I now realise that several reviewers have made the same complaint. Surely the editors must realise that one cannot use a Greek noun in a sentence without knowing its gender. Despite a recent (2008) revision, this feature has not been added. Having thought that this dictionary would meet all my needs in learning Greek, I now find that I have to use another dictionary which does give genders. I will only use this dictionary for words which are not in the other one. To use it involves looking up words twice, firstly finding the Greek word in this volume, and then looking that word up in the Greek-English section to find its gender. This is most disappointing, and has turned what should have been an all-purpose everyday reference work into one which I will only use very occasionally.
Apart from this, the dictionary is well set out and the layout is clear, with good use of colour. Alternative meanings of the words are clearly set out, with some examples.