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TRILINGUAL CHRISTMAS GLOSSARY Prepared by: The students of ΣΤ2 (7th Primary School of Agii Anargiri) and the students of the Primary School of Pexiora, France.

ENGLISH/FRENCH/GREEK English

French

Greek

Angel (From the Latin Engelus,

Ange

Άγγελος

Photo

and the Greek Angelos)

Christmas Carols (Songs sung Chants de Noel

Χριστουγεννιάτικα

by children on Christmas Eve)

Κάλαντα

Christmas Day (The day of

Noel

Ανήμερα

Christmas)

Χριστουγέννων

Christmas Eve (Τhe day before Le Reveillon de

Παραμονή

Christmas Day)

Noel

Χριστουγέννων

Christmas Star (The star that

etoile

Το αστέρι των

guided the Wise Men, or Maji, to

Χριστουγέννων

Jesus in the stable)

Christmas Stocking (A sock

Chaussette

or stocking hung on children's beds

Κάλτσα των Χριστουγέννων

on Christmas Eve for Santa to fill with presents)

Sapin

Χριστουγεννιάτικο

Christmas Tree (Α decorated tree)

Δένδρο

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Cross (The symbol of

Croix

Σταυρός

Epiphanie

Θεοφάνια

Pere Noel

Άγιος Βασίλης

Gifts (Synonym of presents)

Cadeaux

Δώρα

Merry Christmas (Wishes for

Joyeux Noel

Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Gui

Γκυ

Christianity)

Epiphany (The last of the 12 days of Christmas. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Christ to the gentiles, as represented by the visiting Wise Men)

Father Christmas (An alternate name for St Nicolas, first introduced by 16th Century Protestants to avoid Catholic Saints. In America this became Santa Claus, from the Dutch SinterKlaas, whilst in German speaking countries he became Weihnachtsmann or Christmas Man)

Christmas)

Mistletoe (Plant with green leaves and red berries)

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Nativity (The birth of Jesus

Nativite

Γέννηση

Le jour de l’An

Πρωτοχρονιά

Ornaments (Decorations)

Decorations

Στολίδια

Priest (A Holy man)

Pretre

Iερέας

Reindeer (From the from Old

Rennes

Τάρανδοι

Βerger

Βοσκός

Τraineau

Έλκηθρο

Μages

Μάγοι

Christ)

New Year Day (1st January each year)

Norse hreindyri, artic deer with large antlers)

Shepherd (Someone who watches over a flock of sheep)

Sleigh (A vehicle used by Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve journey)

Wise Men (Magi/Sages/Medicine Men from the East who visited Jesus with Mary and Joseph shortly after he was born)

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