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EtymologyEdit

From feminine form of Ancient Greek κόττος (kóttos, rooster, cock). Doublet of κουτός (koutós, stupid, dumb).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkota/
  • Hyphenation: κό‧τα

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κότα (kótaf (plural κότες)

  1. (bird) hen, chicken (female adult Gallus gallus)
    Η κότα και ο κόκορας ζευγαρώνουν.I kóta kai o kókoras zevgarónoun.The hen and the rooster are mating.
  2. (colloquial) chicken, coward (person who lacks courage)
    Μη φοβάσαι, μωρή κότα. Δε θα σου κάνει τίποτα το σκυλί.Mi fovásai, morí kóta. De tha sou kánei típota to skylí.Don't be afraid, you chicken. The dog won't do anything (bad) to you.
  3. (colloquial, pejorative) ditz, airhead, bimbo (feather-brained or pretentious woman)
    Κοίτα τη φοράει αυτή η κότα!Koíta ti foráei aftí i kóta!Look what that bimbo is wearing!

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