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Lost word
by Olli Ekman - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 11:43 AM
  Again I would ask your help: What means greek word
ναδίρ in the sentence:
... και ανεβάζει στο βάθρο του ήθους τους πολίτες του Ελσίνκι ενώ στέλνει στο ναδίρ της λίστας τη Λισαβόνα.
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Re: Lost word
by Greg Brush - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 12:36 PM
  το ναδίρ, "nadir", is an astronomical term referring to the lowest point in the sky that a heavenly body is seen. (The opposite is το ζένιθ, "zenith", the highest point). By extension, the term is applied metaphorically to any lowest point, often referring to a very bleak period in a person's life.

... και ανεβάζει στο βάθρο του ήθους τους πολίτες του Ελσίνκι ενώ στέλνει στο ναδίρ της λίστας τη Λισαβόνα. = ... and (he/it) elevates the citizens of Helsinki to the pedestal of morality while (he/it) sends Lisbon to the very bottom of the list.

Regards,
Greg Brush
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Re: Lost word
by Nick Savchenko - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 12:38 PM
  Hi.

nadir (arabic word) is the opposite to zenith, i.e. the direction below particular location. Here's wikipedia article about that:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadir
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Re: Lost word
by Olli Ekman - Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 01:04 PM
  Thank you very much both of you, Greg and Nick!