Αϊ-

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Preceding word, always hyphened, for masculine names of Saints. From Αγι < Άγιο- Άγιος (Saint), adjective άγιος (ágios, holy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

Αϊ- (Aï-) masculine (feminine: Αγια-)

  1. (colloquial, familiar) Alternative form of Άγιος, hyphened, as 1st combining form for
    1. male Saints
      Αϊ-ΒασίληςAï-VasílisSt Basil
      Αϊ-ΓιώργηςAï-GiórgisSt George
    2. their church, or the region, neighborhood around it, or a toponym

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