στων

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimate origin is from Ancient Greek εἰς (eis, to, in) +‎ τῶν (tôn, of the)

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

στων (ston)

  1. (rare, poetic) Contraction of σε των (se ton, to (of) the).
    Στων αγγέλων τα μπουζούκια
    Ston angélon ta bouzoúkia
    At the angels' bouzoukis
    Θα πάω στων νεαρών τα μέρη.
    Tha páo ston nearón ta méri.
    I'll go to the young people's places.

Usage notesEdit

This contraction is somewhat rare and is only ever used poetically (and hence, lyrically, as in the above song title) or in literature. Most times, the sentence order is merely changed around to make it sound less unusual:

Στα μπουζούκια των αγγέλων
Sta bouzoúkia ton angélon
At the bouzoukis of the angels
Θα πάω στα μέρη των νεαρών.
Tha páo sta méri ton nearón.
I'll go to the places of the young people.

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