ατμόσφαιρα

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from French atmosphère from atmo- < Ancient Greek ἀτμός m (steam) + -sphère < Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra)[1] Morphologically, from ατμο- +‎ -σφαιρα.

Noun[edit]

ατμόσφαιρα (atmósfairaf (plural ατμόσφαιρες)

  1. atmosphere (planetary)
    Η ατμόσφαιρα της Γης αποτελείται κατά 21% από οξυγόνο.
    I atmósfaira tis Gis apoteleítai katá 21% apó oxygóno.
    The atmosphere of the Earth consists of 21% oxygen.
  2. atmosphere, air (in a room)
  3. atmosphere (unit of pressure - 1.013 bar or 760mm Hg)
  4. (figuratively) atmosphere (mood or feeling)
    η ζεστή και φιλική ατμόσφαιρα στα μπαρi zestí kai filikí atmósfaira sta barthe warm and friendly atmosphere in the bar

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ατμόσφαιρα in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.

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