κωλο-

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See also: κώλο and κωλό-

Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῶλον (kôlon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

κωλο- (kolo-)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly vulgar) added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words that indicate something related to the anus or buttocks:
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎τρύπα (trýpa, hole) → ‎κωλοτρυπίδα (kolotrypída, arsehole, asshole) (vulgar)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎τούμπα (toúmpa, somersault) → ‎κωλοτούμπα (kolotoúmpa, backwards somersault) (not offensive or vulgar, commonly used)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎χαρτί (chartí, paper) → ‎κωλόχαρτο (kolócharto, bum fodder, asswipe) (vulgar)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎μέρος (méros, part) → ‎κωλομέρι (koloméri, arsecheek, asscheek) (vulgar)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎δάχτυλο (dáchtylo, finger) → ‎κωλοδάχτυλο (kolodáchtylo, middle finger, the finger) (colloquial)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎φωτιά (fotiá, fire) → ‎κωλοφωτιά (kolofotiá, firefly) (colloquial)
  2. (colloquial) added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words that indicate something is of low quality or badly built:
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎σπίτι (spíti, house) → ‎κωλόσπιτο (kolóspito, bad house, crappy house)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎φυλλάδιο (fylládio, leaflet, pamphlet) → ‎κωλοφυλλάδα (kolofylláda, rag, newspaper)
  3. (colloquial) added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words that indicate something which causes great anger or discomfort on someone:
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎δουλειά (douleiá, job, work) → ‎κωλοδουλειά (kolodouleiá, wretched job)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎σκύλος (skýlos, dog) → ‎κωλόσκυλο (kolóskylo, wretched dog)
  4. (colloquial, offensive) added before a noun, adjective or verb to create words that indicate someone who is very contemptible or hated:
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎γέρος (géros, old man) → ‎κωλόγερος (kológeros, old arsehole, dirty old man) (offensive)
    κωλο- (kolo-) + ‎παιδί (paidí, child) → ‎κωλόπαιδο (kolópaido, little shit, horrible child) (offensive)

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Related terms[edit]

  • κώλος m (kólos, arse, ass) (colloquial)
  • σκατο- (skato-, shit-related prefix) (vulgar)