τρομάζω

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Etymology[edit]

From Mediaeval Byzantine Greek τρομάζω form the Ancient Greek τρομάσσω (tromássō)[1] from τρομέω (troméō)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /troˈma.zo/
  • Hyphenation: τρο‧μά‧ζω

Verb[edit]

τρομάζω (tromázo) (simple past τρόμαξα, passive —)

  1. (transitive) frighten, scare, terrify, spook (cause to feel fear)
    Ο αδελφός μου με τρόμαξε· εμφανίστηκε ξαφνικά κάτω από το κρεββάτι μου.O adelfós mou me trómaxe; emfanístike xafniká káto apó to krevváti mou.My brother scared me; he popped out from under my bed suddenly.
  2. (intransitive) be frightened, be scared, be terrified, be spooked
    Τρόμαξα όταν είδα ελάφι μπροστά μου στο δρόμο.Trómaxa ótan eída eláfi brostá mou sto drómo.I was frightened when I saw a deer in front of me on the road.
  3. (intransitive, followed by να) have a job (have great difficulty in order to)
    Τρομάξαμε να σε βρούμε!Tromáxame na se vroúme!We had a job finding you!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ τρομάζω in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.