ξωτικό

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ἐξωτικόν (exōtikón), with aphesis. Doublet of εξωτικός (exotikós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ksotiˈko/
  • Hyphenation: ξω‧τι‧κό

Noun[edit]

ξωτικό (xotikón (plural ξωτικά)

  1. (mythology, folklore) elf, sprite, imp, pixie, gnome (any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings)
    Ο γιος μου ντύθηκε ξωτικό για τις Απόκριες.O gios mou dýthike xotikó gia tis Apókries.My son dressed as an elf for Halloween.

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Further reading[edit]

  • ξωτικό in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]