καπνίζω

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Etymology[edit]

The transitive sense inherited from Ancient Greek καπνίζω (kapnízō). Synchronically analysable as καπνός (kapnós, smoke) +‎ -ίζω (-ízo). The sense smoke (cigarette), Calque of French fumer or English smoke.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈpni.zo/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧πνί‧ζω

Verb[edit]

καπνίζω (kapnízo) (past κάπνισα, passive καπνίζομαι)

  1. (transitive) smoke
    Η καμινάδα καπνίζει.I kamináda kapnízei.The chimney's smoking.
    1. to smoke (food)
      Καπνίζουμε το ψάρι πάνω σε ξύλα.Kapnízoume to psári páno se xýla.We are smoking the fish over the wood.
  2. (intransitive) smoke (inhale and exhale smoke) (cigarette, etc)
    Θέλω να καπνίσω ένα τσιγάρο.Thélo na kapníso éna tsigáro.I want to smoke a cigarette.

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