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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βλακεία(blakeía), from βλάξ(bláx, idiot).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vlaˈcia/
  • Hyphenation: βλα‧κεί‧α

NounEdit

βλακεία ‎(vlakeíaf ‎(plural βλακείες)

  1. (psychiatry, dated) learning difficulties, mental retardation (of a moderate degree)
  2. (by extension) nonsense, stupidity, idiocy, rubbish (something foolish)
    Ήταν μεγάλη βλακεία αυτό που έκανες.‎ ― Ítan megáli vlakeía aftó pou ékanes. ― What you did was very stupid. (literally:"what you did was a great stupidity")
    Γιατί ξοδεύεις όλα τα λεφτά σου σ' αυτές τις βλακείες;‎ ― Giatí xodéveis óla ta leftá sou s' aftés tis vlakeíes? ― Why do you waste all your money on such nonsense?

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