κλώσσα

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek κλώσσω (klṓssō, to cluck), from Ancient Greek κλώζω (klṓzō, to cluck).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklosa/
  • Hyphenation: κλώ‧σσα

Noun[edit]

κλώσσα (klóssaf (plural κλώσσες)

  1. sitter, broody hen (a hen which is sitting on and warming her eggs in order for them to hatch)
    Η κλώσσα φροντίζει τα κλωσσοπούλια της.I klóssa frontízei ta klossopoúlia tis.The broody hen is looking after her chicks.
  2. (colloquial, derogatory, figuratively) windbag, chatterbox (a loud and talkative woman)
    Μην την ακούς, την γριά κλώσσα!Min tin akoús, tin griá klóssa!Don't listen to her, the old windbag!

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