ἐπί

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi. Cognates include Sanskrit अपि (ápi), Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬞𐬌 (aipi), Old Persian [script?] (apiy), and Old Armenian եւ (ew).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ἐπί (epí)

  1. upon, on, over, above

Descendants[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The object of ἐπί may take either genitive, accusative, or dative. There are nuances to each case, and ἐπί is a versatile word which may convey an array of meanings. However, the primary meaning of "upon" is meant in a majority of situations.