βρισιά

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek βρισιά (brisiá), from Ancient Greek ὑβρισία (hubrisía), from ὕβρις (húbris, insolence, sexual outrage), equivalent to βρίζω (vrízo, to curse) +‎ -ιά (-iá).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɾiˈsça/
  • Hyphenation: βρί‧σιά

NounEdit

βρισιά (vrisiáf (plural βρισιές)

  1. insult, abuse (form of speech against someone deliberately intended to be rude)
    Δε ντρέπεται να ρίχνει βρισιές σε ηλικιωμένο άνθρωπο;
    De drépetai na ríchnei vrisiés se ilikioméno ánthropo?
    Isn't he ashamed to be showering abuse on an elderly person?
  2. curse, oath, swear word, expletive (word considered taboo and impolite or offensive)
    Ποιος έμαθε στο παιδάκι βρισιές;
    Poios émathe sto paidáki vrisiés?
    Who taught that little child swear swords?

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