γιαγιά

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

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 parents)
    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) granny, grandma (to address any old woman)
    Θες βοήθεια να διασχίσεις το δρόμο, γιαγιά;Thes voítheia na diaschíseis to drómo, giagiá?Do you need help to cross the street, ma'am?

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see: Appendix:Greek phrasebook/Family