διάβολος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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

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διάβολος (diábolosm (feminine διάβολος, neuter διάβολον); first/second declension

  1. slanderous; libellous

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διάβολος (diábolosm (genitive διαβόλου); second declension

  1. slanderer
  2. the Devil (Biblical figure)

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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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