διά

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *δισα (disa), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis (related to δίς (dís, twice) and δύο (dúo, two)). Cognates include Latin dis- and Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

διά (dia)

  1. (with genitive)
    1. (of a place)
      1. in a line
      2. through
      3. in the midst of, between
      4. along
      5. at intervals of, at every
    2. (time)
      1. between
      2. after
      3. every (interval of time)
    3. (causality)
      1. through, by
      2. (later prose) out of (materials from which something is made)
  2. (with accusative)
    1. (of a place, poetic) through, among
    2. (time) during
    3. (causality)
      1. thanks to, by aid of
      2. because of
      3. for the sake of

Adverb[edit]

διά (dia)

  1. throughout

Prefix[edit]

διά (dia)

  1. through
  2. in different directions, concerning separation
  3. concerning preeminence
  4. concerning completion, to the end
  5. thoroughly, completely
  6. concerning mixture, partly
  7. concerning leaving an interval or breach

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Greek[edit]

Preposition[edit]

διά (diá)

  1. by, for