ώσπου

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek ὥσπου (hṓspou), consisting of ὥς (hṓs, as) πού (poú, where).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈospu/
  • Hyphenation: ώ‧σπου

Adverb[edit]

ώσπου (óspou)

  1. by the time, when
    ώσπου να πεις αμήνóspou na peis amínbefore you could say amen (literally, “before you could say Jack Robinson”)
    Ώσπου να του μιλήσω, είχε εξαφανιστεί.Óspou na tou milíso, eíche exafanisteí.By the time I spoke to him, he had vanished.

Conjunction[edit]

ώσπου (óspou)

  1. until (up to the time of)
    Ήμουν άνεργος, ώσπου με προσέλαβαν στο αεροδρόμιο.Ímoun ánergos, óspou me prosélavan sto aerodrómio.I was unemployed, until they hired me at the airport.

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