μαυρίζω

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek μαυρίζω from Ancient Greek μαῦρος (maûros). Sense vote against from an old way of voting with small sphaerical 'votes', white (positive) and black (negative).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈvrizo/
  • Hyphenation: μαυ‧ρί‧ζω

Verb[edit]

μαυρίζω (mavrízo) (simple past μαύρισα), passive μαυρίζομαι[2]

  1. (active voice)
    1. (transitive) blacken, make black
    2. (intransitive) blacken, become black
    3. (intransitive) tan, suntan
  2. (also for passive voice)
    1. vote against (for a person)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre
  2. ^ * Passive form exists according to μαυρίζω in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]