I have been racking my brain about the word " μπολ "
I have been speaking Greek my entire life as a Greek American living with my grandparents . I am trying to think of other words for bowl. How would we say "a bowl of fruit" in greek. I can't imagine my grandmother using the word "μπολ"
She would probably say " μια πιατελα φρουτα" but that really means platter of course.
Any Greek speakers who can think of a better word for bowl???
I know they use Κυπελλο in some instances when bowl is used in terms of a trophy.
Sorry for the long post but μπολ sounds like it is derived from English or French and I can't imagine it is an original Greek word. But maybe I am wrong.
Thank you in advance to any helpful linguists out there.
OOOH Thank you Doulingo! I spent a solid 25 minutes poking around the web trying to find out if there was an actual Greek word for Bowl!
What's really crazy to me is that (as best I can tell) even all of those Greek words listed are lone words! Το τσανάκι και το κεσές are from Turkish (maybe originally Persian?) Tο γαβάθα is apparently a latin lone according to Wiktionary. Κυπελλάκι is truly an ancient Greek word, but really it means cup more than it does bowl. And I can't find a thing on the etymology of κουπάκι.
Anyway sorry for the long post, but what a strangely mundane item to not have a clearly traceable native word!
Sometimes, in some languages, it would appear that, when certain consonants occur next to one another, speakers unconsciously feel compelled to insert an extra vowel. (At any rate, that is what I've see happen at times in Irish, and that is what appears to be happening here.)