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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin panicula (swelling, tumour).

The figurative sense "troublesome woman" has been extracted from the phrase έξω κούκλα, μέσα πανούκλα (éxo koúkla, mésa panoúkla).

NounEdit

πανούκλα (panoúklaf (plural πανούκλες)

  1. (medicine) plague
  2. (veterinary, specifically) disease of pigs
  3. (figuratively) plague (of locusts; of Nazis)
  4. (figuratively) troublesome woman

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Further readingEdit

  • πανούκλα in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]