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Νεφελοκοκκυγία

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From νεφέλη (nephélē, cloud) +‎ κόκκῡξ (kókkūx, cuckoo) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

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Proper nounEdit

Νεφελοκοκκῡγῐ́ᾱ (Nephelokokkūgíāf (genitive Νεφελοκοκκῡγῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. cloud-cuckoo-land
    • 414 BCE, Aristophanes, The Birds 819
      Πισθέταιρος: βούλει Νεφελοκοκκυγίαν?
      Ἔποψ: ἰοὺ ἰού: καλόν γ᾽ ἀτεχνῶς σὺ καὶ μέγ᾽ ηὗρες τοὔνομα!
      Ἐυελπίδης: ἆρ᾽ ἐστὶν αὑτηγὶ Νεφελοκοκκυγία, ἵνα καὶ τὰ Θεογένους τὰ πολλὰ χρήματα τά τ᾽ Αἰσχίνου γ᾽ ἅπαντα?
      Pisthétairos: boúlei Nephelokokkugían?
      Épops: ioù ioú: kalón g᾽ atekhnôs sù kaì még᾽ hēûres toúnoma!
      Euelpídēs: âr᾽ estìn hautēgì Nephelokokkugía, hína kaì tà Theogénous tà pollà khrḗmata tá t᾽ Aiskhínou g᾽ hápanta?
      • Translation by Ian Johnston
        Pisthetairos: Well, then, how do you like this: Cloudcuckooland?
        Chorus leader: Yes! That’s good! You’ve come up with a name that’s really wonderful—it’s great!
        Euelpides: Hang on, is this Cloudcuckooland the very spot where Theogenes keeps lots of money, and Aeschines hides all his assets?

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Proper nounEdit

Νεφελοκοκκυγία (Nefelokokkygíaf

  1. cloud-cuckoo-land, a utopia, imaginary place with unrealistic or silly people.

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