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paidoriogeron

English translation: accent would be on the epsilon in "yeron"

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21:14 Sep 20, 2000
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Greek term or phrase: paidoriogeron
My main interest is that the user spelled this word correctly (it appears in a piece by Cotton Mather - I believe), and most importantly, where would the accent marks fall. It supposedly means a "an old man (in accomplishments) while still young." Is that accurate?
Tim Ladd
English translation:accent would be on the epsilon in "yeron"
Explanation:
If this word is spelled "paidarioyeron"
(with an "alpha" after the "delta" instead of an "omicron") it would mean
either a child-like old man, an immature old person (both derogatory terms) --- or could also mean a youthful elderly person.
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Anita Sullivan
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na +2accent would be on the epsilon in "yeron"Anita Sullivan


  

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1 day23 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
accent would be on the epsilon in "yeron"


Explanation:
If this word is spelled "paidarioyeron"
(with an "alpha" after the "delta" instead of an "omicron") it would mean
either a child-like old man, an immature old person (both derogatory terms) --- or could also mean a youthful elderly person.


    Babinioti Dictionary, and Greek friend
Anita Sullivan
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