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by Victoria K - Friday, 15 August 2008, 11:18 PM


Can anyone help me: I would like to know the meaning of ετούτα.

I have heard it in a song:

ετούτα τα χαράματα

Σας ευχαριστώ πάπα πολύ cool


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Re: ετούτα
by Guest User - Saturday, 16 August 2008, 01:39 PM
  Γεια σου Victoria,

Ετούτα means "these." It's basically an old-fashioned form of αυτά, although I'm sure it's still alive and well in some dialects. It can coexist with αυτά, where you'd have a sort of gradation from εκείνα (those over there) to αυτά (these nearby) to ετούτα (these right here), but I think most of the time ετούτα and αυτά are pretty much interchangeable, with ετούτα just sounding a little more old-fashioned or poetic. You can read a discussion about ετούτος on this forum.

(Of course, χαράματα is a word for something we consider singular in English ["dawn"], so in the particular context you've given ετούτα might be better translated as "this."wink)
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Απάντηση: Re: ετούτα
by Victoria K - Saturday, 16 August 2008, 02:02 PM
  Σ'ευχαριστώ Kev!