βουνό

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from the mediaeval Byzantine Greek βουνό, βουνόν (bounó, bounón), a metaplasm to neuter of the Ancient Greek βουνός (bounós, hill, masculine) of uncertain etymology, probably in accordance to the masculine ὄρος (óros, mountain).[1] A connection to βουβών (boubṓn) is very unlikely.[2]

Compare Mariupol Greek вуно́ (vunó).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vuˈno/
  • Hyphenation: βου‧νό

Noun[edit]

βουνό (vounón (plural βουνά)

  1. mountain
    Το όρος Έβερεστ είναι το ψηλότερο βουνό της οροσειράς των Ιμαλαΐων.
    To óros Éverest eínai to psilótero vounó tis oroseirás ton Imalaḯon.
    Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the Himalayan massif.
  2. mountainous countryside
  3. (figuratively) heavy workload, mountain of work

Usage notes[edit]

  • βουνό (vounó) is more typically used as a general term for a mountain, than in its name when its synonym όρος (óros) might be used.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ βουνόΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “βουνό”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre