Cypriot National Anthem Lyrics

“Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían” is the national anthem of Cyprus and the Cypriot national anthem lyrics were written by Dionýsios Solomós and the music to the Cypriot national anthem was composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Cyprus

“Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Cyprus in the year of 1960.


Cypriot National Anthem Lyrics in Greek (Greek Script)

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!

Cypriot National Anthem Lyrics in Greek (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!

Cypriot National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

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!

Cypriot National Anthem Lyrics

When is Cypriot National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Cyprus is typically played or sang throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Cyprus. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in Cyprus, generally marking off the start or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of Cyprus is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Cypriot National Anthem in Cyprus?

The national anthem of Cyprus, like other national symbols of Cyprus, embodies the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Cyprus and its individuals. It assists evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the Cypriot people and advises them of their Cyprus’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the citizens of Cyprus by one single track or music. During the performance of the Cypriot national anthem, people of Cyprus, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Cyprus also feel a terrific moment of pride when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Cyprus’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Cyprus in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a spirit of unity among themselves.