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Day: June 26, 2016
How do you translate the word ‘dreamer’ in Greek?
This couldn’t be another Google Translate question from… …. yes! Anon! Strikes again! ονειροπόλος. Which actually originally meant interpreter of dreams. The Triantafyllides dictionary Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής says the meaning switch is via French rêvasseur—which implies, at least, that this Homeric word was reimported into Modern Greek, incorrectly, to fill a gap identified by […]