κορίτσι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek κορίτσιν (korítsin), diminutive of Ancient Greek κόρη (kórē), formed with the suffix -ίκιον (-íkion), itself from a reanalysis of diminutive forms as Ancient Greek περδίκιον (perdíkion) from πέρδιξ (pérdix), or σκωλήκιον (skōlḗkion) from σκώληξ (skṓlēx), hence Byzantine Greek σκουλήκι (skoulḗki), both formed with the diminutive suffix -ιον (-ion).[1]

A parallel to the supposed form *κορίκιον (*koríkion) can be seen in Byzantine Greek σκουλαρίκιον (skoularíkion, earring) from σχολάριος (skholários, member of the Palace guard), hence Greek σκουλαρίκι (skoularíki).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koˈɾitsi/
  • Hyphenation: κο‧ρί‧τσι

Noun[edit]

κορίτσι (korítsin (plural κορίτσια)

  1. girl, daughter
    έκανε κορίτσιékane korítsishe gave birth to a girl (literally, “she did a girl”)
  2. girlfriend

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References[edit]

  1. ^ -ίκι 2 in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ σκουλαρίκι in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.