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!
Chimonanthus praecox -- the word in Greek is gorgeous, winter flower, but somehow a million times more beautiful. According to wikipedia, "Chimonanthus praecox, also known as wintersweet or Japanese allspice, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Chimonanthus of the family Calycanthaceae, native to China."
Wintersweet isn't such a bad name, either. Here is the song in which I first heard the word:
σουλατσάρω < from the Italian, sollazzare
I was looking up σεργιανώ (seryanO) and one of the synonyms is soulatsAro, both meaning "take for a stroll." I wonder if the Italian is from the word sole, sun (take a stroll in the sun?)