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From Ancient Greek κοιμῶμαι(koimômai, to lie down to sleep).


  • IPA(key): /ciˈmame/
  • Hyphenation: κοι‧μά‧μαι


κοιμάμαι (koimámai) (simple past κοιμήθηκα, deponent)

  1. sleep (to rest in a state of reduced consciousness)
    Θέλω να κοιμηθώ αλλά οι διπλανοί κάνουν θόρυβο.‎ ― Thélo na koimithó allá oi diplanoí kánoun thóryvo. ― I want to sleep but the next door neighbours are making noise.
    Το πρόβλημα είναι ότι όταν κοιμάμαι, μιλάω στον ύπνο μου.‎ ― To próvlima eínai óti ótan koimámai, miláo ston ýpno mou. ― The problem is that when I sleep, I talk in my sleep.
  2. (Christianity, figuratively) die (usually of saints and other holy persons but also of lay people)
    Ο άγιος κοιμήθηκε στα εξήντα του χρόνια.‎ ― O ágios koimíthike sta exínta tou chrónia. ― The saint died at age sixty.
  3. (figuratively) idle, laze, lounge, loaf (to do nothing or to be lazy and unwilling to move)
    Κάνε κάτι και μην κοιμάσαι!‎ ― Káne káti kai min koimásai! ― Do something and stop lazing about!
  4. (figuratively) sleep with (to have sexual intercourse)
    Άντε τώρα να μετρήσεις με πόσους έχει κοιμηθεί αυτή.‎ ― Ánte tóra na metríseis me pósous échei koimitheí aftí. ― It's anyone's guess how many she has slept with.



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