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12:23 Apr 17, 2001
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fire
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Summary of answers provided
naπυρ, φωτιά, πυρκαγιά, πυροβολισμόςBarbara Economidou
naΦωτιά, Πυρκαγιά, ΕμπρησμόςEvdoxia R.
naφωτιά
Alex Seidanis
nafotia, pirkagiaIsodynamia
napiro
Vesna Zivcic


  

Answers


20 mins
piro


Explanation:
"Piro" the Greek word for fire


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Vesna Zivcic
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24 mins
fotia, pirkagia


Explanation:
Vesna's answer is correct but it is not used in everyday life. Fotia is normally used and when we refer to a conflagation we use pirkagia.

φωτιά = fotia
πυρκαγιά = pirkagia

Isodynamia
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Local time: 17:06
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3 hrs
φωτιά


Explanation:
Actually no, Vesna's answer is not correct as "πυρο-" can only be used as the first part of a relevant portmanteau word. The standalone form of this word is "πυρά", which is rather obsolete.

Back to fire now, the possible translations of this word are numerous, as you can see through the URL provided below. The most common ones are "φωτιά" (fire), "φλόγα" (flame), πυρκαγιά (conflagration), "πυροβολώ" (to shoot), "καίω" (to burn) and "πυρπολώ" (to set on fire). I guess these should be enough.

HTH

Alex Seidanis


    Reference: http://www.in.gr/dictionary/lookup.asp?Word=fire
Alex Seidanis
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10 hrs
Φωτιά, Πυρκαγιά, Εμπρησμός


Explanation:
(η) ουσ. ταυτόχρονη παραγωγή θερμότητας και φωτός με καύση, πυρ | φλόγα | πυρκαγιά, εμπρησμός | (συνεκδ.) μάχη | φρ. βάζω φωτιά, πυρπολώ· (κ. μτφ.) προκαλώ καβγά - παίρνω ή πιάνω φωτιά, ανάβω, αναφλέγομαι· (κ. μτφ.) εξοργίζομαι: είναι φωτιά και λάβρα, γεμάτος θυμό· (κ. για είδη εμπορίας) πανάκριβος - βάζω το χέρι μου στη φωτιά, παίρνω όρκο, είμαι απόλυτα βέβαιος για την αλήθεια

Evdoxia R.
Greece
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PRO pts in pair: 210
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13 hrs
πυρ, φωτιά, πυρκαγιά, πυροβολισμός


Explanation:

a great and destructive fire = πυρκαγιά

to fire (ie. to discharge a gun) = πυροβολώ
this action = πυροβολισμός


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Barbara Economidou
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