"Αυτό είναι το σπίτι μου."

Translation:This is my house.

March 25, 2017

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

Does in Modern Greek the word οίκος exist?

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 25, 2017

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

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

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 25, 2017

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

Good mnemonic device: hospital - house of the sick.

September 15, 2017

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

OK, thanks!

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marva441926

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

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

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

August 9, 2018
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