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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From διαβάλλω (diabállō, I slander), from διά (diá, through) and βάλλω (bállō, I throw)

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διάβολος (diábolosm (feminine διάβολος, neuter διάβολον); first/second declension

  1. slanderous; libellous

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NounEdit

διάβολος (diábolosm (genitive διαβόλου); second declension

  1. slanderer
  2. the Devil (Biblical figure)

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GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈðʝavolos] or less commonly [ðiˈavolos]
  • Hyphenation: δι‧ά‧βο‧λος

NounEdit

διάβολος (diávolosm (plural διάβολοι)

  1. (both figurative and literally) The Devil, devil
    Ο διάβολος ζει στην κόλαση.O diávolos zei stin kólasi.The Devil lives in Hell.
    Μια χαρά ήμασταν και τότε ήρθε αυτός ο διάβολος.Mia chará ímastan kai tóte írthe aftós o diávolos.We were fine and this devil came along.
    Βρε, τον διάβολο, κανείς δεν μπορεί να τον πιάσει.Vre, ton diávolo, kaneís den boreí na ton piásei.That (little) devil, no one can catch him.
  2. (both figurative and literally, by extension) Hell, hell, underworld, hellhole
    Θα πας στον διάβολο!Tha pas ston diávolo!You'll go to hell!
    Τι θέλεις και πας σ' αυτόν τον διάβολο;Ti théleis kai pas s' aftón ton diávolo?Why are you going to that hellhole?

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