ψόφος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Like ψεῦδος (pseûdos) and ψύθος (psúthos), it may originally be onomatopoeic and somehow belong with the interjection ψό (psó). Alternatively, Petersson derives the word from Proto-Indo-European *bʰes-, like ψύχω (psúkhō, to breathe, blow).

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Noun[edit]

ψόφος (psóphosm (genitive ψόφου); second declension

  1. sounds or noises not produced by the human voice: clattering, rattling, knocking, crashing

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  • Greek: ψόφος (psófos)

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Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpsofos/
  • Hyphenation: ψό‧φος

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ψό (psó, pshaw! interjection of contempt and disgust), of uncertain etymon.

Noun[edit]

ψόφος (psófosm (plural ψόφοι)

  1. (physiology, rare) noise [1]
    μυϊκός ψόφοςmyïkós psófosmuscular noise

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ψόφος (psóphos), from Ancient Greek ψοφῶ (psophô, to make loud noise), from ψόφος (psóphos, loud noise).[2]

Noun[edit]

ψόφος (psófosm (plural ψόφοι)

  1. (colloquial) death
  2. (colloquial) freezing cold, chill
    Κάνει ψόφο έξω!Kánei psófo éxo!It's freezing cold outside!

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  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre
  2. ^ ψόφος in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.