βλακεία

GreekEdit

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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