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hlios

United Kingdom
2 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  11:27:33  


hi
can anyone answer what the word "moro" or "mwro"means in greek cypriot?

thank you


 

George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  12:09:02  

 

Hi!

Greek Cypriots may pronounce Greek in the repulsive manner that you perhaps know, but the language (grammar, syntax and vocabulary) is the same, it is just Greek - where mwro (μωρό) means "stupid" and also "baby".

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Aristokles

USA
44 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  14:35:31  

 

Ergo..."moron"?

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 19 Dec 2008 :  15:41:59  

 

It appears obvious, and the "Roots of English" freeware confirms this etymology (see http://www.thefreewindows.com/?p=22 ).

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hlios

United Kingdom
2 Posts

Posted - 22 Dec 2008 :  17:45:47  

 

thank you very much George. I have, also, been told that it means more "kid" or "person" rather than baby

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George

Greece
615 Posts

Posted - 23 Dec 2008 :  08:41:26  

 

No. In slang may mean "babe" in the way we say for a pretty girl that she is a "babe", otherwise it means (literally) the stupid, and also the newborn children until they are let's say 2 years old (you wouldn't call a baby a 5 years old child).

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