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Georgios Babiniotis (Greek: Γεώργιος Μπαμπινιώτης, born 1939) is a Greek linguist, philologist and ex-rector of Athens University, well-known in Greece for his Babiniotis dictionary which was published in 1998.


Georgios Babiniotis


He was born in Athens, in 1939. He graduated from the 9th Boys' Gymnasium of Athens and then he studied philology at the Philological School of Athens. In 1962 he earned his degree, and he took more studies in Greece and Germany. Before his 35th birthday, he became a full professor of linguistics at the Philology School of Athens University. In 1991 he was elected president of the Philology Section of the Philosophy School and in 2000 he was elected rector of Athens University, a position he held until 2006. He is also president of the Arsakeio-Tositsas Schools Educationalist Society (Φιλεκπαιδευτική Εταιρεία Αρσακείων - Τοσιτσείων Σχολείων), president of the management council of the Greek Civilization Foundation (Ίδρυμα Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού) and president of the Athens Linguistics Society (Γλωσσική Εταιρεία των Αθηνών). In 2009 he was assigned manager of the Council of Primary and Secondary Education (Συμβούλιο Πρωτοβάθμιας και Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης) and he works on the changes of the examinations system in Greek secondary schools (Lyceums) that allow students to undertake tertiary education.[1] He frequently writes articles for the daily newspaper To Vima and was also scientific advisor for the Greek public television stations. He manages the Lexicology Centre (Κέντρο Λεξικολογίας) which in 1998 published the Dictionary of Modern Greek (Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας, more commonly known as Bampiniotis dictionary) which became a success in Greece.

See also

Babiniotis dictionary court case


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Biography in Greek from the National Book Centre.
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