ζάρι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ζάριν (zárin), from αζάριον (azárion), from Arabic اَلزَّهْر (az-zahr, the dice). Cognate with English hazard.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzaɾi/
  • Hyphenation: ζά‧ρι

Noun[edit]

ζάρι (zárin (plural ζάρια)

  1. (games) die, dice (polyhedron used in game of chance)
    Έριξε δύο ζάρια που του έφεραν εξάρια.Érixe dýo zária pou tou éferan exária.He rolled two dices that got him sixes.
  2. (games, in the plural, by extension) dicing, dice game (game in which the outcome is at least partly determined by dice)
    Έχασε το σπίτι του στα ζάρια.Échase to spíti tou sta zária.He lost his house playing dices.

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