γιαγιά

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Etymology[edit]

Nursery word, cfr. μαμά (mom), μπαμπάς (dad), νταντά (nanny), and νενέ (granny, now obsolete).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʝaˈʝa/
  • Hyphenation: για‧γιά

Noun[edit]

γιαγιά (giagiáf (plural γιαγιάδες, masculine παππούς)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny, nan, nanna (mother of one's parent)
    Η γιαγιά μου ήταν πάντα η καλύτερη μαγείρισσα.I giagiá mou ítan pánta i kalýteri mageírissa.My grandmother was always the best cook.
  2. (colloquial, by extension, very impolite) granny, grandma (to address or refer to any old woman)
    Θες βοήθεια να διασχίσεις το δρόμο, γιαγιά;Thes voḯtheia na diaschíseis to drómo, giagiá?Do you need help to cross the street, ma'am?

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see: Appendix:Greek vocabulary/Family