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EtymologyEdit

From Koine Greek γερός (gerós), from Ancient Greek ὑγιερός (hugierós), from ὑγιής (hugiḗs, healthy, strong).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʝeˈɾos/
  • Hyphenation: γε‧ρός

AdjectiveEdit

γερός (gerósm (feminine γερή, neuter γερό)

  1. (of people) strong, sturdy, able-bodied, robust, strapping (fit and healthy)
    Δεν με νοιάζει αν είναι αγόρι ή κορίτσι, αρκεί να είναι γερό παιδί.Den me noiázei an eínai agóri í korítsi, arkeí na eínai geró paidí.I don't care if it's a boy or a girl as long as it's healthy.
  2. (by extension) strong, sturdy, tough, solid, (capable of producing or withstanding great physical force)
    Το σπίτι είναι γερό και θα αντέξει την καταιγίδα.To spíti eínai geró kai tha antéxei tin kataigída.The house is sturdy and will withstand the storm.
  3. strong, able (impressive or good)
    Ο επιστήμονας έχει γερό μυαλό.O epistímonas échei geró myaló.The scientist has a strong mind.
  4. (of items) unbroken (not having been destroyed)
    Δεν έχει αφήσει γερό ποτήρι στο σπίτι!Den échei afísei geró potíri sto spíti!She hasn't left a cup unbroken in the house!
  5. (of fruit and nuts) unspoiled, unspoilt (not rotten)
    γερά αμύγδαλαgerá amýgdalaunspoiled almonds

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See alsoEdit

  • compare with: γέρος m (géros, old man, noun)