See also: ζῆτα

Greek edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzi.ta/
  • Hyphenation: ζή‧τα

Etymology 1 edit



Ζ ζ   –   English: zeta

From Ancient Greek ζῆτᾰ (zêta).

Noun edit

ζήτα (zítan (indeclinable)

  1. zeta, the sixth letter of the modern Greek alphabet, transliterated as Z.
  2. Abbreviation of ομάδα Ζήτα (omáda Zíta) (a police rapid response motorcycle unit)
Derived terms edit
  • ζητάς (zitás, a policeman of the Zeta Unit) (informal)
  • ομάδα Ζήτα f (omáda Zíta, police rapid response motorcycle unit)
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Back-formation from ζητάω / ζητώ (zitáo / zitó, ask for something).

Noun edit

ζήτα (zítan (usually in the singular)

  1. (colloquial, informal) going out begging for money, panhandling
    usually in the expression: βγαίνω στη ζήτα (vgaíno sti zíta) with βγαίνω (vgaíno, come out)
Declension edit
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Etymology 3 edit

Verbal form.

Verb edit

ζήτα (zíta)

  1. 2nd person singular present imperfective imperative form of ζητάω (zitáo). / ζητώ (zitó)
    alternative form: ζήταγε (zítage)
  2. 2nd person singular simple past perfective imperative form of ζητάω (zitáo). / ζητώ (zitó)
    Ζήτα μου ό,τι θες!Zíta mou ó,ti thes!Ask me for whatever you want!
    alternative form: ζήτησε (zítise)

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