σπίτι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek σπίτιν (spítin), from Koine Greek ὁσπίτιον (hospítion), from Latin hospitium (lodgings). Compare Albanian shtëpi. Displaced earlier Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈspiti/
  • Hyphenation: σπί‧τι

Noun[edit]

σπίτι (spítin (plural σπίτια)

  1. (also used adverbially) house, home (structure built or serving as an abode of human beings)
    Θα πάμε στο σπίτι του φίλου μου.Tha páme sto spíti tou fílou mou.We will go to my friend's house.
    Πήγαινε σπίτι σου!Pígaine spíti sou!Go home!
  2. (by extensions) household, house (all the persons who live in a given house)
    Όλο το σπίτι μετακόμισε τον χειμώνα σε πιο ζεστά μέρη.Ólo to spíti metakómise ton cheimóna se pio zestá méri.The entire household moved in winter to warmer climes.
  3. (euphemistic, figuratively) brothel (house used by prostitutes)

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