μαϊντανός

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μαϊντανός

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish معدنوس(maydanos), from Arabic مَعْدُونِس‎‎(maʿdūnis); ultimately from Ancient Greek μακεδονήσιον (makedonḗsion, Macedonian, Macedonian herb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maidaˈnos/
  • Hyphenation: μαϊ‧ντα‧νός

Noun[edit]

μαϊντανός (maïntanósn (plural μαϊντανοί)

  1. (cooking) parsley (both the plant and herb)
    Μαϊντανός, φασκόμηλο, δεντρολίβανο και θυμάρι.Maïntanós, faskómilo, dentrolívano kai thymári.Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
  2. (colloquial, humorous, figuratively) rent-a-gob (someone who regularly appears in the media, especially to stir controversy or self-aggrandize)
    Αμάν πιά μ' αυτόν τον μαϊντανό, τον έχει βαρεθεί η ψυχή μου να τον βλέπω συνεχώς στα κανάλια να λέει τις μπούρδες του!Amán piá m' aftón ton maïntanó, ton échei varetheí i psychí mou na ton vlépo synechós sta kanália na léei tis boúrdes tou!Enough with that rent-a-gob, I am sick to the back teeth of seeing him on the TV channels spouting his crap!

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