ώπα

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre