A Walking Guide to 42 Greek islands (1987) by Gerald Thompson - page 297

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Meltemi
Strong north wind blowing down the Aegean in summer.
Moni
Monastery or convent.
Odos
Street.
Orektika
Hors d'oeuvres, appetisers.
Ormos
Gulf, bay.
OTE
Greek Telecommunications Organisation.
Ouzo
Spirit distilled from wine press residue and flavoured with aniseed.
Panagia
All Holy Lady, i.e. the Virgin Mary.
Panegyry
Feast held to honour a church or chapel's saint on his/her saint day.
Pantokrator
Stern image of the 'all ruling' Christ as judge of humanity.
Papas
Greek Orthodox priest.
PASOK
All Greek Socialist Party
Paximadi
Thick slice of bread preserved by baking into a rock hard rusk, made edible
again by dipping into water, milk or wine.
Pension
Guest house or hostel.
Phrangosyko
Prickly pear.
Pikrodaphni
Oleander.
Plateia
Square, usually the central square in a small town or village.
Pounentis
Damp west wind.
Psaltis
The chief singer/chanter in an Orthodox church service.
Psatha
Wide straw hat.
Retsina
Dry white wine flavoured with pine resin.
Re(v)ma
Dried up bed of a stream, often turning into a torrent during rainfall.
Semantron
Monastic percussion instrument, usually a wooden plank or board struck with
a wooden mallet as a call to prayer.
Skala, Scala
The main port of an island.
Souvlaki
Kebabs in the form of small cubes of meat on a wooden skewer.
Taverna
Small, inexpensive restaurant, serving local dishes and local wine.
Templo
Wooden screen on which icons of the saints are placed (also called an
iconostasis), separating the main church from the altar behind.
Tsipouro
Like ouzo, but unflavoured.
Volta
Stroll by groups of family members and friends, usually just after sunset,
around town squares or along promenades.
Xenos
Stranger, but also meaning guest, reflecting traditional Greek hospitality.
Zacharoplasteio
Patisserie.
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