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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek νωθρός (nōthrós), from νωθής (nōthḗs, sluggish, lazy).

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  • IPA(key): /noˈθɾos/
  • Hyphenation: νω‧θρός

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νωθρός (nothrósm (feminine νωθρή, neuter νωθρό)

  1. sluggish, languid, lazy (having little motion, disinclined to move)
    • 1979, Nikos Kavvadias (lyrics), Thanos Mikroutsikos (music), “Θεσσαλονίκη [Thessaloniki]”, in Ο Σταυρός του Νότου [Southern Cross], performed by Giannis Koutras:
      Απάνω στο γιατάκι σου φίδι νωθρό κοιμάται,
      Και φέρνει βόλτες ψάχνοντας τα ρούχα σου η μαϊμού.
      Apáno sto giatáki sou fídi nothró koimátai,
      Kai férnei vóltes psáchnontas ta roúcha sou i maïmoú.
      On your bunk bed, a sluggish snake is sleeping,
      And the monkey goes about, searching through your clothes.
  2. (of a mind) dull, slow

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