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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek κερατάς (keratás), equivalent to κέρατο (kérato, horn) +‎ -άς (-ás). Compare similar horn-related terms in Italian (cornuto) and Spanish (cornudo).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ceɾaˈtas/
  • Hyphenation: κε‧ρα‧τάς

NounEdit

κερατάς (keratásm (plural κερατάδες)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) cuckold, cuck (man married to an unfaithful wife)
    Όλοι στο χωριό ξέρουν ότι η γυναίκα του τον απατά αλλά αυτός ο κερατάς δεν το παραδέχεται.Óloi sto chorió xéroun óti i gynaíka tou ton apatá allá aftós o keratás den to paradéchetai.Everyone in the village knows his wife is cheating on him but that cuck won't accept it.
  2. (colloquial, mildly offensive) bugger, dope, jerk, schmuck (general purpose disparaging term for someone)
    Τι κάθεσαι κι ακούς αυτόν τον κερατά να λέει τις μπούρδες του;Ti káthesai ki akoús aftón ton keratá na léei tis boúrdes tou?What are you sitting and listening to that bugger spout his crap for?

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