πυροτέχνημα

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EtymologyEdit

From πυρο- (pyro-, fire) +‎ τέχνημα (téchnima, something made as a result of working), a calque of English firework. First attested 1840.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /piɾoˈtexnima/
  • Hyphenation: πυ‧ρο‧τέχ‧νη‧μα

NounEdit

πυροτέχνημα (pyrotéchniman (plural πυροτεχνήματα)

  1. (mostly in plural) firework (device using gunpowder and other elements which explodes with light and sound when lit)
    Το Πάσχα στην Ελλάδα, συνηθίζεται να εκτοξεύουν πυροτεχνήματα τα μεσάνυχτα.To Páscha stin Elláda, synithízetai na ektoxévoun pyrotechnímata ta mesánychta.On Easter in Greece, it is customary to set off fireworks at midnight.

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