ξυπόλυτος

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ἐξυπόλυτος (exupólutos), from Koine Greek ἐξυπολύω (exupolúō), from ἐξ (ex, out of) + ὑπό (hupó, under) + λύω (lúō, to loosen, to untie).

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  • IPA(key): /ksiˈpolitos/
  • Hyphenation: ξυ‧πό‧λυ‧τος

Adjective[edit]

ξυπόλυτος (xypólytosm (feminine ξυπόλυτη, neuter ξυπόλυτο)

  1. barefoot, barefooted, shoeless (not wearing shoes)
    Μη μπαίνεις στο υπόγειο ξυπόλητος, έχει σπασμένο γυαλί!Mi baíneis sto ypógeio xypólitos, échei spasméno gyalí!Don't go into the basement barefoot, there's broken glass!
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) dirt-poor, destitute (in extreme poverty)
    Τι πας και παντρεύεσαι αυτόν τον ξυπόλητο;Ti pas kai pantrévesai aftón ton xypólito?What are you marrying that dirt=poor man for?

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