A catalogue of new words I learn in Greek and English. This is the public blog of Joanna Eleftheriou (Ιωάννα Ελευθερίου). I welcome comments that help refine my understanding of these words' nuances and usage. Thanks!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Νηνεμία ~ ninemia ~ absence of wind
Used metaphorically just like "eye of the storm" to mean lull, temporary calm. After being in Serifos during the meltemia, I understand why the Greeks have a special word for the absence of wind.