τραπέζι

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek τραπέζιν (trapézin), from Ancient Greek τραπέζιον (trapézion, small table), diminutive of τράπεζα (trápeza, a table). This is conventionally taken to be from a (virtual?) τετράπεζα (tetrápeza, four-footed), from τετράς (tetrás, four) and πέζα (péza, -footed, -legged), from πούς (poús, a foot). Sihler (1995) instead relates the first element to τρεῖς (treîs, three), noting that early tables had three legs, not four. Confer English trapeze, trapezium, trapezophoron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾaˈpezi/
  • Hyphenation: τρα‧πέ‧ζι

Noun[edit]

τραπέζι (trapézin (plural τραπέζια)

  1. (furniture) table (item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs)
    Πήγε στην ΙΚΕΑ να αγοράσει ένα νέο τραπέζι.Píge stin IKEA na agorásei éna néo trapézi.He went to IKEA to buy a new table.
    Έχουμε ένα χαμηλό γυάλινο τραπέζι στο σαλόνι.Échoume éna chamiló gyálino trapézi sto salóni.We have a low glass table in the living room.
  2. (figuratively) dinner, supper, meal (food prepared and eaten)
    Με κάλεσαν σε τραπέζι απόψε.Me kálesan se trapézi apópse.They invited me for a meal tonight.

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