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English translation: hip-hip hurrah

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Greek term or phrase:ζήτω
English translation:hip-hip hurrah
Entered by: Spiros Doikas
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14:04 Dec 15, 2003
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / basketball
Greek term or phrase: ζνtο
- Η pρώtη fορά pου νιώsaµe ως aληθινή έdρa tο γήpedό µaς ήtaν stο µatς µe tον Ολυµpιaκό, όtaν pήγaµe µpροstά apό µιa κatάµestη eξέdρa κaι γνωρίsaµe tην apοθέωsη. Μέχρι tόte, eρηµιά... Νa faνtasteίς όtι µetά tο κaθιeρωµένο «ζνtο», pριν apό tο ζέstaµa κάθe aγώνa, stρefόµastaν pρος... tους astυνοµικούς. Ηtaν οι µόνοι pου sίγουρa θa ίρίsκονtaν stις θέseις tους, κaι θa µaς χeιροκροtούsaν!
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- «Εκeί νa deις γέλιa: afιeρώνaµe tο "ζνtο" sta tρίa paιdιά tης statιstικής υpηρesίaς tου pρωtaθλήµatος! Μόνο aυtοί οι tρeις deν έχaνaν µe tίpοta tους aγώνeς µaς...»
Apologies if Greek letters aren't coming out right.

znto
- I've never seen such a word. Can anyone tell me what it means?
Mark Cole
Local time: 03:07
hip-hip hurrah
Explanation:
it is third person singular of the imperative form of the ancient Greek verb "zo" (live)
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Spiros Doikas
Local time: 05:07
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Spiros. Thanks to Costas Zannis, too, for the comment.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +9hip-hip hurrah
Spiros Doikas


  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +9
hip-hip hurrah


Explanation:
it is third person singular of the imperative form of the ancient Greek verb "zo" (live)

Spiros Doikas
Local time: 05:07
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Spiros. Thanks to Costas Zannis, too, for the comment.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
10 mins

agree  Costas Zannis: Ακριβώς "ζντο, ζντο, ζντο" παραφθορά του "Ζήτω, Ζήτω, Ζήτω".
33 mins

agree  Joanne Panteleon
46 mins

agree  Valentini Mellas
1 hr

agree  xxxx-Translator
2 hrs

agree  Betty Revelioti
3 hrs

agree  Natassa Iosifidou
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agree  Theodoros Linardos
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agree  Nadia-Anastasia Fahmi
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