καρέκλα

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Venetian carega (chair), from Latin cathedra (chair), from Ancient Greek καθέδρᾱ (kathédrā, seat). Doublet of καθέδρα (kathédra).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈɾekla/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧ρέ‧κλα

NounEdit

καρέκλα (karéklaf (plural καρέκλες)

  1. (furniture) chair
    Εκεί που πήγα να κάτσω, κάποιος μου τράβηξε την καρέκλα κι έπεσα στον κώλο μου!
    Ekeí pou píga na kátso, kápoios mou trávixe tin karékla ki épesa ston kólo mou!
    As I was going to sit down, someone pulled the chair out from under me and I fell on my arse!
    Synonym: κάθισμα (káthisma)
  2. (figuratively) seat (membership in an organization, particularly a representative body and/or the power associated therewith)
    Αυτός μόνο για την καρέκλα του ενδιαφέρεται, όχι για τους ψηφοφόρους του.
    Aftós móno gia tin karékla tou endiaféretai, óchi gia tous psifofórous tou.
    He only cares about his seat, not his constituents.
    Synonym: έδρα (édra)

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