αγία

GreekEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.ˈʝi.a/
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  • Hyphenation: α‧γί‧α

AdjectiveEdit

αγία (agía)

  1. Nominative, accusative and vocative singular feminine form of άγιος (ágios).

NounEdit

αγία (agíaf (plural άγιες, masculine άγιος) (neuter: άγιο)

  1. saint (female)
    Ζει ζωή αγίας.
    Zei zoḯ agías.
    She lives a life of a saint.
    1. for names of Saints, see the feminine form of adjective as in
      η αγία Αικατερίνηi agía AikateríniSaint Catherine
    2. for names of churches seeΑγία (Agía)
  2. (figuratively) with a saint's characteristics (patience, love, piousness)
    Η πεθερά μου είναι μία αγία. Πώς άντεχε το γιο της;
    I petherá mou eínai mía agía. Pós ánteche to gio tis?
    My mother-in-law is a saint. How did she put up with her son?

DeclensionEdit

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