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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Unconvincing are connections with κέλομαι (kélomai, to urge, exhort, command) or πέλω (pélō, to become, be), but the prefix is clearly δυσ- (dus-).

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δύσκολος (dúskolosm or f (neuter δύσκολον); second declension

  1. bad-tempered, irritable, peevish
  2. unpleasant, annoying
  3. difficult, troublesome

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δύσκολος (dúskolos, hard to satisfy with food),[1] from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, bad, hard, unfortunate) +‎ Ancient Greek -κολος (-kolos, keeper, tender, watcher).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈðiskolos/
  • Hyphenation: δύ‧σκο‧λος

AdjectiveEdit

δύσκολος (dýskolosm (feminine δύσκολη, neuter δύσκολο)

  1. (most senses) difficult, hard, tough, arduous (not easy, requiring much effort)
    Τα Κινέζικα είναι δύσκολη γλώσσα να μάθεις.Ta Kinézika eínai dýskoli glóssa na mátheis.Chinese is a difficult language to learn.
    Η Ελλάδα περνάει δύσκολους καιρούς με την οικονομία της.I Elláda pernáei dýskolous kairoús me tin oikonomía tis.Greece is going through tough times with the economy.
  2. (medicine) refractory (difficult to treat)
    Ο πατέρας μου πάσχει από δύσκολη ασθένεια.O patéras mou páschei apó dýskoli asthéneia.My father is suffering from a refractory illness.
  3. (of people) difficult, uncooperative, troublesome (hard to manage)
    Η μητέρα μου πάντα ήταν δύσκολος άνθρωπος.I mitéra mou pánta ítan dýskolos ánthropos.My mother was always a difficult woman.

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