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"Αυτό είναι το σπίτι μου."

Translation:This is my house.

March 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Does in Modern Greek the word οίκος exist?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995

There is η οικία which is (very) formal for house and ο οίκος which is the word used for an important family, a dynasty or a company or a social welfare institution.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

Thank you for the answer. Then, the general word for "house" is σπίτι?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995

The everyday, general word for house is σπίτι, yes, unless you talk formally. For example, in the news, you will hear Η συνάντηση θα λάβει χώρα στην οικία του προέδρου=The meeting will be held at the president's house, and not στο σπίτι του προέδρου.
Just because it came up in my mind: Σπίτι and hospital share the same ancestor "hospitium" from Latin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jss.___

Good mnemonic device: hospital - house of the sick.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marva441926

So σπίτι is a loanword from Latin? When did it enter the Greek language?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995

It entered the Greek language in koine Greek, during the roman occupation. In the beginning it was οσπίτιον.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonalcant

So, when you have guests in your σπίτι, show them hospitality.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

Do "home" and "house" = "σπίτι"?

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