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See also: ἕδρα




From Ancient Greek ἕδρα (hédra).


  • IPA(key): /ˈeðɾa/
  • Hyphenation: έ‧δρα


έδρα (édraf (plural έδρες)

  1. platform (raised stage on which one can stand or sit in order to see everyone)
    Ο δάσκαλος μίλησε από την έδρα.O dáskalos mílise apó tin édra.The teacher spoke from the platform.
  2. (more specifically) seat, chair, bench (usually raised)
    Οι δικαστές πάντα κάθονται στις έδρες.Oi dikastés pánta káthontai stis édres.The judges always sit on the bench.
  3. (figuratively) seat, headquarters, base (chief location of a governing body or other thing)
    Η έδρα της κυβέρνησης είναι στην Αθήνα.I édra tis kyvérnisis eínai stin Athína.The seat of government is in Athens.
  4. (Roman Catholicism, in the term Αγία Έδρα) see (episcopal jurisdiction of the Pope)
  5. (sports, figuratively) home ground (a team's own ground, which is used for their home games)
    Η έδρα του Ολυμπιακού είναι στον Πειραιά.I édra tou Olympiakoú eínai ston Peiraiá.Olympiacos's home ground is in Piraeus.
  6. (figuratively) office (official position or a position of responsibility)
    Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος έχασε την έδρα του μετά το σκάνδαλο.O Archiepískopos échase tin édra tou metá to skándalo.The Archbishop lost his office after the scandal.
  7. (politics, figuratively) seat (electoral district or number of members, especially for a national legislature)
    Μετά τις εκλογές του Σεπτεμβρίου 2015, η Σύριζα διαθέτει 145 έδρες.Metá tis eklogés tou Septemvríou 2015, i Sýriza diathétei 145 édres.After the election of September 2015, Syriza has 145 seats.
  8. (anatomy) anal ring (the ring of the anus)
  9. (anatomy, by extension) seat, buttocks, behind