Δανιμαρκία

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Δανιμαρκία (Danimarkíaf (Katharevousa)

  1. (obsolete) Denmark
  2. used figuratively in the phrase
    Κάτι σάπιο υπάρχει στο βασίλειο της Δανιμαρκίας
    Káti sápio ypárchei sto vasíleio tis Danimarkías
    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark (William Shakespeare, Hamlet)

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The word, is well remembered in the set phrase from Shakespeare's Hamlet, from historical Greek Katharevousa translations of previous centuries (e.g. by Iakovos Polylas 1825‑1896)

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