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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek ἐξωτικόν (exōtikón), with aphesis. Doublet of εξωτικός (exotikós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ksotiˈko/
  • Hyphenation: ξω‧τι‧κό

NounEdit

ξωτικό (xotikón (plural ξωτικά)

  1. (mythology, folklore) elf, sprite, imp, pixie, gnome (any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings)
    Ο γιος μου ντύθηκε ξωτικό για τις Απόκριες.O gios mou dýthike xotikó gia tis Apókries.My son dressed as an elf for Halloween.

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