A chance to visit a place probably/hopefully unique in the whole universe.

Batiha

A watermelon - Often weighing up to 5Kg or more & grown locally, it is also used to refer to the head of intellectually challenged individuals in the phrase Hani ee batiha dou, literally "his melon is leaking" or figuratively that the individual is either totally barking or at least well on his way there.
 

Bezi

Literally "He/she plays." - This can be used in the context of playing a game or playing a musical instrument, but the most curious context is in its use as meaning to pretend to be or to mimic - but badly.
 

Bomba

This flexable word is used in three separate ways.
 

Bombos

A character frequently used in Greek jokes when the story requires a total dolt.

A

Aftokinito

A Car - More than simply a mode of transport, the aftokinito can be split into certain specific groups
 

Agabee

Love - This can be sub divided into physical love & spiritual love.

Amballados

One who is deliberately & pig headedly uncooperative in persistently pretending that he fails to understand the glaringly obvious with needlessly destructive results.

Androbee

Embarrassing &/or shameful - This is usually used as an admonishment to a person/people to discourage them from performing what the speaker claims he believes to be a "faux pas", although the context is frequently self serving.
 

Angouri

A cucumber - Taken literally this refers to the popular salad vegetable served by the English in sandwiches.

B

Cabaret

A club where music is played live for dancing & food is often available.
 

Charlie

A Cypriot male, born in the United Kingdom, Charloua if female.
 

Chofta

A ridiculous action, thing or person.

C

D

Dangalaka

This curious word refers to anything overly big - heavy & cumbersome in a dismissive context thus it's application is highly subjective.

E

Ekkendrikos

Eccentric.
 

Ellatha

Greece - Most Cypriots see themselves as Ellinez (Greek pl.) despite their somewhat patchwork heritage. Prior to the 1974 invasion, 80% of the island's population described themselves as Greek Cypriots.
 

Erotas

Love - See Agabee

F

Fachimenos

Love or star-struck or else stupid
 

Fasaria

A problem, difficulty or nuisance.
 

Fayeydoh

Food.
 

Fillipineza

A female from the Philippines. (Phillipinezos m.)
 

Foridon

A mobile phone.
 

Fougou

A barbecue. (Syn. Mangahlli)
 

Ftanos ( Ftanee (f))

Thin, a cut of meat or stupid.

G

Gaithouros

A donkey. (Equus asinus)
 

Gattos

A male cat. (Gatta f.)
 

Gineeh

"The Hunt"
 

Gojakarou

An old woman.
 

Gouloufos

A peasant.

H

Hatta

Faux pas
 

Horos

Dance, or rather the terpsichorean arts in general.

I

Iboulos

Crafty.

J

Nothing here yet - just bear with me for a while.....

K

Kafka

A fistfight, & nothing to do with the author of the same name unless the disagreement chances to be over one of his books. (Improbable, since they have not yet been serialised in "Playboy".)
 

Kliniki

A clinic.

L

M

Mangas

A macho-man.
 

Masskaraliki

A trivial or insignificant item & potentially a nuisance.
 

Meson

Nepotism
 

Methismenos

Drunk, or a drunkard.
 

Motha

Fashion, pronounced moh-tha.
 

Motora

A moped or motor cycle.

N

Na

Based on the method or context of usage; either "Here you are" or else "Go to Hell".
 

Nakhon 

Just a little.
 

Nehma

Or more correctly Neh, mah…….. This is the literal equivalent to the English "Yes, but...er....".
 

Neron

Water.
 

Nevra

Nerves, that is the kind of nerves from which one suffers rather than with which one feels sensation.
 

Nosogomieon

Hospital

O

Ochi

No - colloquially Oy
 

Othigos

Driver
 

P

Paithee

A child.
 

Parthena

A virgin.


Patriotis (patriotissa f)

Sort of a patriot but with poor navigational skills.

Q

Nothing here yet - just bear with me for a while.....

R

Nothing here yet - just bear with me for a while.....

S

Skepsis

Thought(s)
 

Soupalouma

Drenched.
 

Spidi

House or home.
 

Stradiotee

A soldier.
 

Stravara

Defective vision of a non specific type (blindness, short sighted etc.)

T

Taxijis

One who drives a taxi.
 

Thallasa

The Sea.
 

Theos

God.
 

Thiagopes

Holidays.
 

Thiplowgambinon

A pickup truck with seating accommodation for four persons.
 

Thisdichima

Literally a "Bad luck".
 

Thromos

A road or the road.
  

Topoozi

Literally an immovably heavy or very unwieldy object.
 

Tourismos

.
Tourism.

U

Nothing here yet - just bear with me for a while.....

V

Veresieh

On "tick"  (unofficial credit)

W

Xero

I know. (Xeris – you know.)
 

Xhrimatisterion

The stock exchange or more properly money (xrima) exchange.

Nothing here yet - just bear with me for a while.....

X

Y

Yehros

An old man.
 

Yiatros 

A doctor.
 

Yiortes

A public or bank holiday (sing Yiorti)
 

Yinaiga

Woman or wife.

Z

Zivania

A colourless spirit distilled from grapes that have been previously pressed for winemaking and then fermented.
 

Zoppo

A Cypriot nouveau riche

Lafazani

Bullshitter - usually male.