πρήξιμο

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Etymology[edit]

πρήζω (prízo, to swell, to bloat) +‎ -ιμο (-imo)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾiksimo/
  • Hyphenation: πρή‧ξι‧μο

Noun[edit]

πρήξιμο (príximon (plural πρηξίματα)

  1. swelling, edema (abnormally swollen part of the body)
    Έχει πρήξιμο στο πρόσωπο από τσίμπημα σφήκας.Échei príximo sto prósopo apó tsímpima sfíkas.He has a swelling on the face from a wasp sting.
  2. (more specifically) bloating (swelling caused by overeating or drinking)
    Έχω πρήξιμο διότι παραφάγα.Écho príximo dióti parafága.I'm bloated since I overate.
  3. (colloquial, figuratively) pain, pain in the neck (something very annoying or frustrating)
    Ήταν μεγάλο πρήξιμο να βγάλω διαβατήριο.Ítan megálo príximo na vgálo diavatírio.It was a huge pain in the neck to get a passport.

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