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Hymn – Cyprus

The anthem of Cyprus It is a particular case: it is the same anthem of Greece. The island has always felt very close to the Hellenic country because of the ethnic, cultural and common historical enemy (Turkey).

The Cyprus Flag

It was written in 1823 by the Greek Dionýsios Solomós. It consists of 158 stanzas, which makes it the longest anthem in the world. The music was composed by composer Nikolaos Mantazaros. In 1865, the first two stanzas officially became the National Anthem of Greece. Cyprus He adopted it when he became independent from England in 1960.

Υμνος εις την Ελευθερίαν

Stanza I

Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψη
Του σπαθιού την τρομερή
Σε γνωρίζω από την όψη
Που με βια μετρά τη γη

Stanza II

Απ ’τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένη
Των Ελλήνων τα ιερά
Και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη
Χαίρε ω χαίρε ελευθεριά
(The last 2 verses are repeated 3 times)

Imnos is tin Elefcerían

Stanza I

Gnoriso apó thn kopsi
Tou spathioú thn tromerh.
Gnoriso apó thn opsh
Pou via metrá th gh.

Stanza II

Ap ’ta kókkala vgalmenh
Ton Elinon ta ierá.
Ke san prot ’andreiomenh
Chaíre or chaír ’elevtheriá.
(The last 2 verses are repeated 3 times)

Hymn to freedom

Stanza I

I know you by the edge
So terrible of your sword.
I know you in the look
How fast the earth measures.

Stanza II

Bone outlet
of the sacred Hellenes.
And vigorous as in other times
save, save freedom.
(The last 2 verses are repeated 3 times)

Cyprus anthem (instrumental)

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