Day: August 10, 2017

Hiotis vs Hendrix

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Posted in categories: Modern Greek, Music

This is not high Greek culture. This is not even low Greek culture. This is stoopid Greek culture. But I got a laugh out of it, and I’m translating the YouTube comments about it. In the left corner: Jimi Hendrix. This audience, I assume, needs no introduction to him. In the right corner, Manolis Chiotis. […]

A friend of mine with the last name Vavasis wants to know its meaning. I know the origin is Greek. What is the meaning?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

I’m not sure. Really, I’m not sure. I say that, because the following is speculation that your friend might not welcome. Vavasis Βαβάσης does not have an obvious Greek etymology to me. It may have one, but I can’t discern it. My first guess was that it is a hellenisation of Babasis Μπαμπάσης, which turns […]