Our books contain the conscious decision of including a tiny bit of Greek, you know, for flavour. Just like olive oil.
You can probably google it yourself but I took the liberty of listing our swear words, because then I can point people to the “Swear Word Thesaurus®.” Who else gets to do that, huh?
- Skata. Means “shit.” You probably already guessed it by the strategic use of the word in various shit-involving expressions, like “It all went to skata.”
- Vlakas. Means “stupid,” “idiot.” For reasons that don’t exist in English, depending on the use the “s” is omitted and you might see it as vlaka.
- Yasou. Not a curse, quite the opposite. It means “hello,” and it literally means “To your health.”
- Ya. An abbreviation of the above Yasou.
- Hybris. Transliterated spelling of hubris.
- Malaka. It’s probably the only word I don’t need to list here, but I will do so for SEO keyword relevancy. It means “wanker.”
- Gamoto. Means “Fuck!” with the exclamation.
- Timi. Not a swear word. Means “honor.”
- Kala. Means “fine,” “well.“
- Nai. Means “yes.”
- Ohi. Means “no.“
- Kalimera. Means “goodmorning.”
- Kalinixta. Means “goodnight.”
- Poutana. Means “whore.”
- Apodeixis. Means scientific/mathematical proof.
- Aderfi. Means “sister.”
- Cochleus. Another version of cochlea.
- Daskala. Means “teacher.”
- Pentovola. Means “five stones.” An ancient Greek game kids played with five rounded stones. Still being played in Cyprus.
- Pentalepto. Means “five minutes.”
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