βρικόλακας

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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek βουρκόλακας(bourkólakas), from Bulgarian върколак(vǎrkolak), from Proto-Slavic *vьlkolakъ(werewolf).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɾiˈkolakas/
  • Hyphenation: βρι‧κό‧λα‧κας

NounEdit

βρικόλακας ‎(vrikólakasm ‎(plural βρικόλακες)

  1. (mythology, folklore) vampire (the Greek folklore depiction, a dead person who rises from the grave at night and drinks the blood of the living)
    Πήγαινε να κοιμηθείς, πριν έρθει ο βρικόλακας να σε φάει!‎ ― Pígaine na koimitheís, prin érthei o vrikólakas na se fáei! ― Go to sleep before the vampire comes to eat you!
  2. (figuratively) unpleasant reminder, unpleasant remnant (of the past)
    Το Άουσβιτς και τα άλλα στρατόπεδα εξόντωσης είναι οι βρικόλακες του ολοκαυτώματος.‎ ― To Áousvits kai ta álla stratópeda exóntosis eínai oi vrikólakes tou olokaftómatos. ― Auschwitz and the other extermination camps are the unpleasant reminders of the Holocaust.

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