What does Koumbare mean?
Κουμπάρος (kumbaros) is literally the “best man” the person that marries two people, and/or the godfather of someone (“κουμπάρα” koumbara for women ). It’s also used from the other side of the relation so to speak. The guy who has married you or is the godfather of your child is your koumbaros.
Is Cypriot Greek different from Greek?
The differences between Cypriot Greek and Standard or Common Greek (SG) are mainly lexical and phonological. What I realised while speaking the dialect was that modern-day spoken Cypriot is so close to Ancient Greek. In some cases, Cypriot words are exactly the same with Ancient Greek words.
What do you call a Greek Godfather?
nonós. More Greek words for godfather. νονός noun. nonós godfather.
How do you spell Koumbara in Greek?
In the Greek Orthodox wedding, the bride and groom must select either a Koumbaros [male] or Koumbara [female], who acts as the official ‘sponsors’ of the marriage.
Does Cyprus use Greek?
The official languages of the Republic of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish. In Northern Cyprus, Turkish was made the only official language by the 1983 constitution. The everyday spoken language (vernacular) of the majority of the population is Cypriot Greek, and that of Turkish Cypriots is Cypriot Turkish.
What does Yasu mean in Greek?
Greeks often greet one another with the friendly and casual phrase. It is a multi-purpose term with a literal translation of “your health” in English and is used to wish good health upon a person.
Can a non Greek Orthodox be a godparent?
These days, the church requires that at least one of the godparents is an Orthodox Christian of good standing. The other godparent doesn’t have to be Orthodox but both do need to be approved by the church or your priest. Only one godparent is really needed but a second can be chosen to assist in the process.