σκυλί

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek σκυλίον (skulíon), a diminutive of from Ancient Greek σκύλος (skúlos). See also σκυλάκι (skyláki).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sciˈli/
  • Hyphenation: σκυ‧λί

Noun[edit]

σκυλί (skylín (plural σκυλιά, masculine σκύλος, feminine σκύλα)

  1. dog (Canis lupus familiaris) (general term for both sexes)
    Στο πάρκο βλέπεις πάντα πολλά σκυλιά.Sto párko vlépeis pánta pollá skyliá.You always see loads of dogs in the park.
  2. (derogatory, figuratively) beast, brute (violent person with wild behaviour)
    Μην αφήσεις αυτό το σκυλί κοντά στα παιδιά σου!Min afíseis aftó to skylí kontá sta paidiá sou!Don't let that beast close to your kids!
  3. (figuratively) hard worker (someone who works tirelessly and with great success)
    Αυτή είναι σκυλί στη δουλειά της.Aftí eínai skylí sti douleiá tis.She is a tirelessly hard worker.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Σκύλος on the Greek Wikipedia.Wikipedia el
  • σκυλί in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]