ζευγάρι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ζευγάρι (zeugári), ζευγάριν (zeugárin), from ζευγάριον (zeugárion), diminutive of Ancient Greek ζεῦγος (zeûgos). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *yewg- (to join, tie together).

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  • IPA(key): /zevˈɣa.ri/
  • Hyphenation: ζευ‧γά‧ρι

Noun[edit]

ζευγάρι (zevgárin (plural ζευγάρια)

  1. couple, pair
    1. (of things)
      ένα ζευγάρι: παπούτσια, κάλτσες, γυαλιάéna zevgári: papoútsia, káltses, gyaliáa pair of: shoes, stockings, eyeglasses
    2. (of people) married or in romantic liaison, or acting together
      Να σας συστήσω το ζεύγος Παπαδοπούλου. Παντρεύτηκαν πέρσι, αλλά είναι ζευγάρι εδώ και δέκα χρόνια.
      Na sas systíso to zévgos Papadopoúlou. Pantréftikan pérsi, allá eínai zevgári edó kai déka chrónia.
      May I present Mr and Mrs (the couple) Papadopoulos. They married last year, but they've been together (a pair) for ten years.
      καλλιτεχνικό ζευγάριkallitechnikó zevgáriartistic pair (duo)
    3. (of animals)
      1. pair of animals tied together (e.g. for ploughing)
      2. a pair of male and female animals
    4. (of matching things) the other member of a pair
      Βρήκα το ζευγάρι του σκουλαρικιού μου.Vríka to zevgári tou skoularikioú mou.I found my earring's match.
    5. (of cards)
      Κρατάω ζευγάρια ρηγάδες και άσους.Kratáo zevgária rigádes kai ásous.I hold pairs of kings and aces.

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