ποντίκι

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Etymology[edit]

From the Mediaeval Byzantine Greek ποντίκιν (pontíkin), diminutive of ποντικός (pontikós), from the Ancient Greek Ποντικός μῦς (Pontikós mûs, a kind of weasel), that is a μῦς (mûs, mouse) from Pontus (Ποντικός (Pontikós, Pontic). The computing term is a semantic loan from English mouse.

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  • IPA(key): /ponˈdi.ci/
  • Hyphenation: πο‧ντί‧κι

Noun[edit]

ποντίκι (pontíkin (plural ποντίκια)

  1. mouse (rodent)
    Έβαλα μια φάκα στη σοφίτα, γιατί είναι γεμάτη ποντίκια.
    Évala mia fáka sti sofíta, giatí eínai gemáti pontíkia.
    I've put a moustrap at the attic, because it is full of mice.
  2. strong muscles, especially biceps
  3. (cooking) meat from the lower part of the leg of a calf
  4. (computing) mouse
    Αγόρασα καινούριο ποντίκι για τον υπολογιστή μου.Agórasa kainoúrio pontíki gia ton ypologistí mou.I bought a new mouse for my computer.
  5. (military slang) recruit, newbie

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