αδελφή

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αδελφή ‎(adelfíf ‎(plural αδελφές, masculine αδελφός)

  1. sister (female sibling)
    Η αδελφή μου σπουδάζει νομική.‎ ― I adelfí mou spoudázei nomikí. ― My sister is studying law.
  2. (medicine) sister (nurse)
    Πάω να φωνάξω την αδελφή να σου αλλάξει την πάπια.‎ ― Páo na fonáxo tin adelfí na sou alláxei tin pápia. ― I'm going to get the sister to change your bedpan.
  3. sister (form of address for nuns)
    Η Αδελφή Ιωάννα είναι καλόγρια εδώ και επτά χρόνια.‎ ― I Adelfí Ioánna eínai kalógria edó kai eptá chrónia. ― Sister Ioanna has been a nun for seven years now.
  4. (colloquial, derogatory) queer, faggot (homosexual man)
    Το γκέι μπαρ είναι γεμάτο αδελφές.‎ ― To nkéi bar eínai gemáto adelfés. ― The gay bar is full of queers.

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see: Appendix:Greek phrasebook/Family