γάιδαρος

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Alternative forms[edit]

More than 40 dialectal/regional variations of root γ-δ-ρ found.

Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Koine Greek γάδαρος (gádaros) of 2nd century CE[1]. Medieval γάιδαρος/γάδαρος/γαΐδαρος[2] or γαϊδάριον[3]
Origin theories:

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣai.ða.ɾos/
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  • Hyphenation: γάι‧δα‧ρος

Noun[edit]

γάιδαρος (gáidarosm (plural γάιδαροι, feminine γαϊδούρα or γαϊδάρα)

  1. donkey, ass, Equus asinus
  2. (colloquial, derogatory, figuratively) lout, boor, ass, jackass, pig, jerk (an uncultred, ill-bred man)
    Τι γάιδαρος ήταν ο αδελφός της, που δεν μας είπε ούτε ένα «γεια»!
    Ti gáidaros ítan o adelfós tis, pou den mas eípe oúte éna «geia»!
    What a boor her brother was, he didn't even say "hi" to us!

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Derived terms[edit]

From γαϊδαρ-
From γαϊδουρ-

Expressions with both γάιδαρος or γαϊδούρι

Expressions with γάιδαρος

Expressions with γαϊδουρ-

Proverbs with γάιδαρος

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References[edit]

  1. ^ γάδαρος in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (2006–2018)
  2. ^ γάιδαρος in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669) Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition
  3. ^ γαϊδάριον is found:
    * at Liddell-Scott and DGE at LOGEION.
    * It is mentioned at many dictionaries of Modern Greek (Institute Triantafyllidis, Babiniotis).
  4. ^ Arabic origin from ga(i)dar, mentioned in:
    *γάιδαρος in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
    * Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre
    * Liddell-Scott at LOGEION
  5. ^ Hindi origin meaning “gypsy” mentioned at γάιδαρος in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669) Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition.
    His source: Karapatosoglou, Kostas (1984)Κυπριακά έτυμα [Cypriot etyma]
  6. ^ γάιδαρος at en.academic.com retr:2018.08.03.
  7. ^ αείδαρος in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669) Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition

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