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


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


κοιμάμαι (koimámai) deponent (simple past κοιμήθηκα )

  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, euphemistic, 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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