βασανιστής

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βασανιστής (basanistḗs), equivalent to βασανίζω (vasanízo, to torture) +‎ -ιστής (-istís, -ist, -er).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vasaniˈstis/
  • Hyphenation: βα‧σα‧νι‧στής

Noun[edit]

βασανιστής (vasanistísm (plural βασανιστές, feminine βασανίστρια)

  1. torturer, tormentor (someone who tortures)
    Οι βασανιστές του έβγαλαν τα νύχια.Oi vasanistés tou évgalan ta nýchia.The torturers pulled his fingernails off.

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