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16:06 Aug 1, 2001
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Greek term or phrase: Kiritsimou
Kritsimou pelagia

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naMy girlDaphne Theodoraki
naKritsimou, pelagia
Alex Seidanis



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Kritsimou, pelagia

Pelagia is a first (given) name, and that's for sure. The other word has the correct form to be a last (family) name, but apart from that, it means nothing specific in Greek.
This is probably a full female name you're having here.


Alex Seidanis

Alex Seidanis
Local time: 21:45
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 5
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Used as a general greeting in the text (darling?)
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Comment: Used as a general greeting in the text (darling?)

13 hrs
My girl

There is no Greek word "kiritsi". The correct words would be "koritsi mou", where "koritsi" means "girl" and "mou" means "my". Pelagia is a girl's name.
I think this comes from Louis de Bernieres' "Corelli's Mandolin" (but of course, this is just a wild guess), where the main character's name is "Pelagia"
I think that's the exact phrase used in the English translation when Dr Iannis speaks to Pelagia. "My girl" is written in Greek (Koritsi mou), as so many other words that are inserted in the text untranslated (and are sometimes misspelled) - the "couleur locale" touch... ;)

Hope this helps

Daphne Theodoraki
Local time: 20:45
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 89
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