σκοτώστρα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

σκοτώνω (skotóno, to kill) +‎ -τρα (-tra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skoˈtostɾa/
  • Hyphenation: σκο‧τώ‧στρα

Noun[edit]

σκοτώστρα (skotóstraf (plural σκοτώστρες)

  1. (colloquial) swatter (hand-held device used to swat insects)
    Φέρε μου τη σκοτώστρα να διώξω αυτές τις σφήκες.Fére mou ti skotóstra na dióxo aftés tis sfíkes.Bring me the flyswatter so I can get rid of these wasps.
  2. (colloquial) deathtrap (extremely dangerous vehicle, usually due to poor maintenance or age)
    Ακόμα κυκλοφορεί μ' αυτή τη σκοτώστρα.Akóma kykloforeí m' aftí ti skotóstra.He's still driving around in that deathtrap of a car.
  3. (colloquial, soccer) unsportsmanlike, dangerous player (usually of a defender)

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