Αγια-

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EtymologyEdit

From αγία, feminine of άγιος (holy). Functions as preceding word.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aʝa/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Α‧για

PrefixEdit

Αγια- (Agia-) feminine, indeclinable (masculine: Αϊ-)

  1. (colloquial, familiar) Alternative form of Αγία, hyphened, as 1st combining form for
    1. female Saints
      Στις 17 Ιουλίου γιορτάζει η Αγια-Μαρίνα.
      Stis 17 Ioulíou giortázei i Agia-Marína.
      Saint Marina's [nameday] is celebrated on 17 July.
    2. their church, or the region, neighborhood around it, or a toponym
      Τον ναό της Αγίας Σοφίας, τον λέμε Αγια-Σοφιά.
      Ton naó tis Agías Sofías, ton léme Agia-Sofiá.
      The church of Saint Sophia, we call Agia-Sophia.

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