"What was the result?"
Translation:Ποιο ήταν το αποτέλεσμα;
And along with the excellent examples given by panagiotists there are similar literary uses in English.
E.g. ‘the pupils began to appreciate the fruits of their labours’ https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/fruit
and...'The findings are the fruit of more than three years' research.' https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/fruit Nearly the same as one of the Greek examples.
However, I must point out the first hint here is "αποτέλεσμα" meaning "result".
Very good method to increase your vocabulary we should suggest it to other advanced learners. Thanks for the tip.
Καρπός has many meanings. It can mean the wrist of the hand, as well as the result, or the product of something, to a wider extent. Eg:
- The product of a plant. Eg: Το μήλο είναι ο καρπός της μηλιάς. = Apples are the product of apple trees.
- The child of a couple. Eg: Το μωρό αυτό είναι ο καρπός του έρωτά τους. = This baby is the offspring of their love. (literally the result of the fact that they love each other)
The result of an activity. Eg: Το βιβλίο αυτό είναι καρπός μακροχρόνιας έρευνας πάνω στο θέμα. = This book is the result of long-term research on the subject. (the research led to its publication)
Also, ξηροί καρποί = nut (fruit)
I hope this helps. :-)