νάζι

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish ناز(naz), itself a borrowing from Persian ناز(nâz, affectation, cute).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnazi/
  • Hyphenation: νά‧ζι

Noun[edit]

νάζι (názin (plural νάζια)

  1. (colloquial, often in plural) mincing manner, affectation, airs and graces, coquetry (unnatural, cutesy or put on behaviour)
    Αυτή εκεί πέρα όλο κάνει νάζια για να βρει άντρα.Aftí ekeí péra ólo kánei názia gia na vrei ántra.That one over there is always playing cute so she can find a man.
  2. (colloquial, by extension, in the plural) acting up, carrying on (stubborn behaviour in order to get something one desires)
    Η μικρή κάνει νάζια επειδή δεν της αγόρασα το παιχνίδι που ήθελε.I mikrí kánei názia epeidí den tis agórasa to paichnídi pou íthele.My young girl is acting up because I didn't buy her the toy she wanted.
    • 1961, Alekos Sakellarios (lyrics), Manos Hadjidakis (music), “Ο Γλάρος [The Seagull]”, in Η Αλίκη Στο Ναυτικό [Alice In The Navy], performed by Aliki Vougiouklaki:
      Κι όλο την κοντοζύγωνε για να της κάνει νάζια,
      Και τις φτερούγες του έβρεχε στα γαλανά νερά.
      Ki ólo tin kontozýgone gia na tis kánei názia,
      Kai tis fteroúges tou évreche sta galaná nerá.
      And it kept coming close to it to mess with it,
      And he wet his little wings in the blue water.

Usage notes[edit]

As can be seen from the example sentences, this noun mostly appears in the plural and often in the form 'κάνω νάζια' or 'αρχίζω τα νάζια'.

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