φουφού

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Alternative forms[edit]

Dialectal or demotic:

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Turkish fufu (likely from an unidentifiable dialectal Ottoman Turkish), from the Greek form φουβού (fouvoú), from Greek φουγού (fougoú), from dialectal Italian fogon(e) (a square gill used in ships)[2] (probably Genovese[3]) with assimilation of pronunciation of consonants and vowel change [o] > [u] because of the presence of [f] + feminine ending -ού (-oú), from Latin focus (fire; family altar). Also see the Ottoman Turkish فوغه (foğa, foga), the Venetian fogo (fire) and Italian fuoco.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fuˈfu/
  • Hyphenation: φου‧φού

Noun[edit]

φουφού (foufoúf (plural φουφούδες)

  1. brazier

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dimitrakos, Dimitrios B. (1964) Μέγα λεξικόν ὅλης τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς γλώσσης (in Greek), Athens: Hellenic Paideia
  2. ^ φουφού - Babiniotis, Georgios (2010) Ετυμολογικό λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre
  3. ^ φουφούΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.