γουρούνι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek γουρούνιον (gouroúnion), from Ancient Greek γρώνη (grṓnē), from γρῦ (grû, nothing), which is connected to the sound pigs make.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣuˈɾuni/
  • Hyphenation: γου‧ρού‧νι

Noun[edit]

γουρούνι (gouroúnin (plural γουρούνια, feminine γουρούνα)

  1. pig, hog, swine (male pig)
    Τα γουρούνια είναι ευχαριστημένα όταν παίζουν στη λάσπη.Ta gouroúnia eínai efcharistiména ótan paízoun sti láspi.The pigs are happy when they're playing in mud.
  2. (figuratively, colloquial, offensive) pig, fat pig, beast (an overweight and mean-spirited man)
    Ο άντρας της είναι σκέτο γουρούνι και πήγε να με χτυπήσει όταν τόλμησα να της μιλήσω.O ántras tis eínai skéto gouroúni kai píge na me chtypísei ótan tólmisa na tis milíso.Her husband is a real pig of a man and he tried to hit me when I dared to talk to her.

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