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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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