coup f de mou

05:59 Jul 18, 2009
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French to Greek translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: coup f de mou
δεν γνωρίζω καν για ποιο ειδος αθληματος πρόκειται...ο αντιστοιχος ορος στα Ισπανικα ειναι pájara (θηλυκο πουλι)
Constantinos Faridis (X)
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4απώλεια δυνάμεων/ατονία/εμφάνιση κόπωσης
Ioannis Chatzilaris
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pájara pinta

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απώλεια δυνάμεων/ατονία/εμφάνιση κόπωσης

Δεν πρόκειται για κάποιον τεχνικό όρο, παρά για έκφραση που δηλώνει τα παραπάνω ή κάτι αντίστοιχο.

Ioannis Chatzilaris
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Reference: pájara pinta

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5 ♦ pájara pinta (game of) forfeitsájara

As for the game of forfeits itself, this is described in the first Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy dated 1737. Everyone sits in a circle and each chooses a particular colour. The organiser of the game names a colour and asks "where does the "paxaro pinto" peck? The person having that colour has to reply immediately and pass on the request to another colour. If anyone does not reply promptly, he or she has to pay a forfeit.

Clearly, the game of Pajara Pinta does not have anything to do with birds folded from paper and it is not until well into the 19th Century that unambiguous references to pajaritas folded from paper are found in books, as for instance in the book "Juegos de los Ninos" of1847. It seems likely, however, that paper pajaritas were being folded in Spain long before that. But exactly when, we cannot pinpoint

The continuing prominence of the pajara is demonstrated by the fact that in 1888 a comic opera was produced with the title in Spain of "El Pajaro Pinto". Vicente Palacios does not give the plot, but it does contain an imaginary character, "La Pajara".

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