μούργος -> lout

Offline aelialicinia

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What is the closest English equivalent to μουργο specifically in the following context:


"Για τουτο το μουργο με ρωτας;"


Many thanks for your input
« Last Edit: 29 Jul, 2007, 07:18:22 by wings »


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Μούργος is literally a big (black or dark-haired) sheepdog; and, figuratively, a cur, a sly dog, a lout. So, in your example: Is this the lout you're asking about?



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Thank you! 

So a lout  or hooligan could be inferred by mourgos...just as well as a cur or dog...used pejoratively?  Is that right?


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Thank you so much...this is a wonderful site.  I am translating Greek Literature to English so I find this site so very useful
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