νερό

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek νερόν (nerón), from Ancient Greek νηρός (nērós, wet, damp), from νεαρός (nearós, young, fresh), from the term νεαρόν ὕδωρ (nearón húdōr, fresh water). Cognate with Italiot Greek nerò. Displaced earlier Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (húdōr) almost entirely, except in compound terms and formal language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /neˈro/
  • Hyphenation: νε‧ρό

Noun[edit]

νερό (nerón (plural νερά)

  1. water (liquid H₂O)
    μαλακό νερόmalakó nerósoft water
    σκληρό νερόskliró neróhard water
  2. (by extension) glass / bottle of water
    Φερε μου ένα νερό, σε παρακαλώ.Fere mou éna neró, se parakaló.Bring me a glass of water, please.
  3. (by extension) water bill (utility bill for water)
    Πλήρωσα το νερό.Plírosa to neró.I paid the water bill.
  4. (figuratively) wash (a cycle in a washing machine)
    Δεν βγήκε ο λεκές στο νερό.Den vgíke o lekés sto neró.The stain didn't come out in that wash.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg νερό on the Greek Wikipedia.Wikipedia el
  • νερό in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]