ἀμφίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ambʰi- (around), same source as Old High German umbi (around), Old Irish imb, Old English (near, by), Latin ambi- and Sanskrit अभितस् (abhítas, on both sides).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ἀμφίς (amphis)

  1. on both sides
  2. around
  3. apart, asunder
  4. separately
  5. between

Preposition[edit]

ἀμφίς (+ genitive) (amphis)

  1. around
  2. apart from, far from

Usage notes[edit]

While ἀμφίς is technically simply an alternative spelling of ἀμφί, in practice the former generally functions as an adverb, and the latter as a preposition. Both are largely replaced by περί in later Greek.

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