Posted by Lena on July 30, 2001 at 20:55:29:
In Reply to: Help: Foreign words in Greek posted by Ellen on July 30, 2001 at 11:29:14:
Greek has plenty of words of foreign origin. Here are some examples:
Arabic words: khabar, mashallah, naryile
Turkish: karagozis, boyia, khanoumisa/khanoumaki
Persian: khali, satrapi, papoutsi, pydzama, khaki, karpouzi, divani, dervisi, tembeli,
French: maghazi, mayo, decolte,
English: humor (I can't stand hearing this one in Greek!)
: Can anybody please help me with the following:
: we all know English contains many Greek words, but does
: the Greek language contain any words of foreign origin?
: I'd be especially interested any Turkish words which may
: have entered in normal Greek usage.
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