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Etymology edit

From Latin cuculla (hood). Doublet of κουκούλα (koukoúla).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkukla/
  • Hyphenation: κού‧κλα

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κούκλα (koúklaf (plural κούκλες, masculine κούκλος)

  1. doll, puppet, marionette (toy in the form of a human, usually of a baby or girl)
    Το κοριτσάκι παίζει με τις κούκλες.
    To koritsáki paízei me tis koúkles.
    The little girl plays with the dolls.
  2. mannequin, dummy (life-size model of the human body, used for the fitting or displaying of clothes)
    Κοίταγε τις κούκλες στην βιτρίνα.
    Koítage tis koúkles stin vitrína.
    She was looking at the mannequins in the display.
  3. (figuratively) doll, dish, peach, beauty, babe, bombshell (very attractive woman)
    Κοίτα κάτι κούκλες στην παραλία, θεέ μου!
    Koíta káti koúkles stin paralía, theé mou!
    Look at those babes on the beach, my god!
  4. (colloquial, endearing) darling, sweetheart, babycakes (term of affection for young woman)
    Να ’σαι καλά, κούκλα μου!
    Na ’sai kalá, koúkla mou!
    Take care of yourself, sweetheart!
  5. skein (length of cotton yarn put up together)
    Χρειάζεσαι πέντε κούκλες για να φτιάξεις πουλόβερ.
    Chreiázesai pénte koúkles gia na ftiáxeis poulóver.
    You need five skeins to make a jumper.

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