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Greece  National Anthem lyrics (Greek and english)

Greek lyrics

 

Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψη
του σπαθιού την τρομερή,
σε γνωρίζω από την όψη
που με βιά μετράει την γη.

Απ’ τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένη
των Ελλήνων τα ιερά,
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,
χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!

Greek lyrics (Romanization)
Se gnorizo apo tin kopsi
tou spathiou tin tromeri,
se gnorízo apo tin opsi,
pou me via metrai tin gi.

Ap’ ta kokkala vgalmeni
ton Ellinon ta iera,
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!
kai san prota andriomeni,
chere, o chere, Eleftheria!

English translation
I shall always recognise you
By the dreadful sword you hold,
As the earth, with searching vision,
You survey, with spirit bold.

‘Twas the Greeks of old whose dying
Brought to birth our spirit free.
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!
Now, with ancient valour rising,
Let us hail you, oh Liberty!

World Cup 2014 Greece Team National Anthem:

Group C. First stage. Greece vs. Colombia (0:3)

Group C. First stage. Greece vs. Japan (2:0)

Group C. First stage. Greece vs. Côte d’Ivoire (2:1)

Round of 16. Greece vs. Costa Rica (1:1) (Costa Rica wins 5-3 on PKs)