Hi folks, just to ask - could there another meaning/usage for "σύνδεσμος" besides conjunction/link in the grammatical sense? Growing up in a greek-canadian household, I follow a lot soccer from greece, and my favorite team's full name is : "Oλυμπιακός Σύνδεσμος Φιλάθλων Πειραιώς" (Olympiakos). Could "σύνδεσμος" therefore also mean club or organisation? Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ
Sure. The word comes from the verb "συνδέω = to connect" and it has several meanings, all having to do with connections or being together or being held together. Among other things, it means an association of people with common goals or interests (such as Olympiakos or ΣΕΒ, Σύνδεσμος Επιχειρήσεων και Βιομηχανιών = Association of Companies and Industries, formerly Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Βιομηχανιών = Association of Greek Industries), a liaison (intermediary) in the spy/secret organization sense and a link in the digital sense (hyperlink = υπερσύνδεσμος) (Source: Babiniotis dictionary, 2nd edition).
In particular, Olympiakos is sometimes referred to simply as "ο Σύνδεσμος" in sports articles and TV, to avoid repetition I guess.
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