αγγούρι

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Etymology

From Byzantine Greek ἀγγούριν (angoúrin, cucumber), from Koine Greek ἀγγούριον (angoúrion). Either diminutive of Ancient Greek ἄγγουρον (ángouron) from ἄγγουρος from ἄγουρος (ágouros)[1] or alternatively from Arabic عَجُّور(ʿajjūr) (see synonym αντζούρι (antzoúri)) or from Persian "angarah" with [a > u] under the influence of [ŋɡ] and [r][2] phonetically similar to ἄγγουρος (ángouros)[3]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aŋˈɡu.ɾi/
  • Hyphenation: αγ‧γού‧ρι

Noun

αγγούρι (angoúrin (plural αγγούρια)

  1. cucumber
    αγγούρια και ντομάτες σαλάταangoúria kai domátes salátacucumber and tomato salad
  2. (figuratively, idiomatic) stinker (a difficult exam, test, job, etc)
  3. (figuratively, derogatory) twerp, nerd (someone lacking social and intellectual skills)

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References

  1. ^ Georgios Babiniotis, “αγγούρι”, in Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας: [] [Dictionary of the New Greek Language] (in Greek), 3rd edition, Athens: Kentro Lexikologias, 2008, →ISBN.
  2. ^ αγγούρι in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  3. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios, “αγγούρι”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre, 2010