καλικάντζαρος

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  • IPA(key): /kaliˈkandzaɾos/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧λι‧κά‧ντζα‧ρος

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καλικάντζαρος (kalikántzarosm (plural καλικάντζαροι)

  1. (mythology, folklore) gremlin, goblin (creature which according to Greek folklore lives underground and comes up on Christmas Day to cause minor mischief, disappearing back into the earth on the feast of the Epiphany)
    Ποιος έσπασε το πιάτο; Πρέπει να 'ταν ο καλικάντζαρος, ε;Poios éspase to piáto? Prépei na 'tan o kalikántzaros, e?Who broke this plate? It must have been a gremlin, eh?

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