διάβολος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From διαβάλλω (diabállō, I slander), from διά (diá, through) and βάλλω (bállō, I throw)

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /di.á.bo.los/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /diˈa.bo.los/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ðiˈa.βo.los/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ðiˈa.vo.los/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ðiˈa.vo.los/
  • Adjective[edit]

    δῐᾰ́βολος (diábolosm, f (neuter δῐᾰ́βολον); second declension

    1. slanderous; libellous

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    Noun[edit]

    δῐᾰ́βολος (diábolosm (genitive δῐᾰβόλου); second declension

    1. slanderer
    2. the Devil (Biblical figure)

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    Greek[edit]

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    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): [ˈðʝavolos] or less commonly [ðiˈavolos]
    • Hyphenation: δι‧ά‧βο‧λος

    Noun[edit]

    διάβολος (diávolosm (plural διάβολοι)

    1. (both figurative and literally) The Devil, devil
      Ο διάβολος ζει στην κόλαση.O diávolos zei stin kólasi.The Devil lives in Hell.
      Μια χαρά ήμασταν και τότε ήρθε αυτός ο διάβολος.Mia chará ímastan kai tóte írthe aftós o diávolos.We were fine and this devil came along.
      Βρε, τον διάβολο, κανείς δεν μπορεί να τον πιάσει.Vre, ton diávolo, kaneís den boreí na ton piásei.That (little) devil, no one can catch him.
    2. (both figurative and literally, by extension) Hell, hell, underworld, hellhole
      Θα πας στον διάβολο!Tha pas ston diávolo!You'll go to hell!
      Τι θέλεις και πας σ' αυτόν τον διάβολο;Ti théleis kai pas s' aftón ton diávolo?Why are you going to that hellhole?

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