δράκαινα

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek δράκαινα (drákaina), feminine form of δράκων (drákōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈðɾacena/
  • Hyphenation: δρά‧και‧να

Noun[edit]

δράκαινα (drákainaf (plural δράκαινες, masculine δράκος or δράκοντας)

  1. (female) dragon (legendary serpentine or reptilian creature)
    Ο Γάιδαρος στο «Σρεκ» ερωτεύτηκε τη δράκαινα.O Gáidaros sto «Srek» erotéftike ti drákaina.Donkey from 'Shrek' fell in love with the dragon.
  2. (colloquial, derogatory, figuratively) dragon, harridan, shrew (an unpleasant woman)
    Σωστή δράκαινα αυτή η γυναίκα!Sostí drákaina aftí i gynaíka!That woman is a right dragon!
  3. dragonet (any of the fish in the species Callionymidae)

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