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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek καρβάνι (karbáni), from Turkish kervan.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaɾaˈvani/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧ρα‧βά‧νι

NounEdit

καραβάνι (karavánin (plural καραβάνια)

  1. caravan (convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo and any pack animals)
    • 1982, Alkis Alkaios (lyrics), Thanos Mikroutsikos (music), “Ερωτικό (Με μια πιρόγα) [Love Song (In A Pirogue)]”, in Εμπάργκο [Embargo], performed by Manolis Mitsias:
      Το καραβάνι τρέχει μες στη σκόνη,
      Και την τρελή σου κυνηγάει σκιά.
      To karaváni tréchei mes sti skóni,
      Kai tin trelí sou kynigáei skiá.
      The caravan runs through the dust,
      And chases after your crazy shadow.
  2. (figuratively) throng, multitude, crowd (group of people crowded or gathered closely together)

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