στων

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimate origin is from Ancient Greek εἰς (eis, to, in) +‎ τῶν (tôn, of the)

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

στων (ston)

  1. (rare, poetic) Contraction of σε των (se ton).
    Στων αγγέλων τα μπουζούκιαSton angélon ta bouzoúkiaAt the bouzoukis of the angels
    Θα πάω στων νεαρών τα μέρη.Tha páo ston nearón ta méri.I'll go to the young people's places.

Usage notes[edit]

This contraction is somewhat rare and is only ever used poetically (and hence, lyrically, as in the above song title) or in literature. Most times, the sentence order is merely changed around to make it sound less unusual:

Στων αγγέλων τα μπουζούκιαΣτα μπουζούκια των αγγέλων
Θα πάω στων νεαρών τα μέρη.Θα πάω στα μέρη των νεαρών.

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