πανούκλα

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin panicula (swelling, tumour).

The figurative sense "troublesome woman" has been extracted from the phrase έξω κούκλα, μέσα πανούκλα (éxo koúkla, mésa panoúkla).

Noun[edit]

πανούκλα (panoúklaf (plural πανούκλες)

  1. (medicine) plague
  2. (veterinary, specifically) disease of pigs
  3. (figuratively) plague (of locusts; of Nazis)
  4. (figuratively) troublesome woman

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Further reading[edit]

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