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Re: Vocabulary: Τσιφτετέλι and χαμοπούλια
by Greg Brush - Sunday, 20 February 2011, 05:34 PM
  1) το τσιφτετέλι [< Turk. çiftetelli] = belly dance
2) το χαμοπούλι [< χάμω (L67), on the ground, down low + το πουλί (L68), bird] = ground bird (i.e., a bird that lives on the ground and either cannot fly or flies very low to the ground, in contrast to high-flying birds like eagles, falcons, condors, etc.)

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