ώπα

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic (compare with English:hop and Turkish: hop) similar to όπαλα (ópala), οπαλάκια (opalákia)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ώπα (ópa)

  1. hey!, olé! (indicating good cheer, often used during dancing, expressing fun, enthusiasm and excitement)
  2. Indicating admiration and surprise.
    Ώπα για κοίτα ποιος ήρθε!Ópa gia koíta poios írthe! ― Hey! Look who's arrived!
  3. Indicating endearment and care, accompanying singing to infants.
  4. whoa! (a command to stop)
  5. oops, expression for acknowledgment of a minor mistake.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Babiniotis, G., Modern Greek Dictionary (Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας). Athens 2008.