καλόγρια

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek καλόγρια (kalógria), from καλός (kalós, good) +‎ γριά (griá, old woman).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈloɣɾia/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧λό‧γρι‧α

Noun[edit]

καλόγρια (kalógriaf (plural καλόγριες, masculine καλόγερος)

  1. (religion) nun, sister (member of a Christian religious community of women who live by certain vows and usually wear a habit)
    Οι καλόγριες προσεύχονται κάθε μέρα.Oi kalógries proséfchontai káthe méra.Nuns pray every day.
  2. (colloquial, humorous, pejorative, figuratively) prude, prig, puritan (woman who is or tries to be excessively proper, especially one who is easily offended by matters of a sexual nature)
    Η Μαριώ δε θα έρθει, είναι σκέτη καλόγρια και δεν της αρέσουν τα πάρτι.I Marió de tha érthei, eínai skéti kalógria kai den tis arésoun ta párti.Maria won't be coming; she's a complete prude and doesn't like parties.

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