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EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʝaˈʝa/
  • Hyphenation: για‧γιά

NounEdit

γιαγιά (giagiáf (plural γιαγιάδες, masculine παππούς)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny, nan, nanna (mother of one's parents)
    Η γιαγιά μου ήταν πάντα η καλύτερη μαγείρισσα.‎ ― I giagiá mou ítan pánta i kalýteri mageírissa. ― My grandmother was always the best cook.
  2. (colloquial, by extension) granny, grandma (to address any old woman)
    Θες βοήθεια να διασχίσεις το δρόμο, γιαγιά;‎ ― Thes voítheia na diaschíseis to drómo, giagiá? ― Do you need help to cross the street, lady?

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see: Appendix:Greek phrasebook/Family