γάρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From γε ‎(ge) +‎ ἄρα ‎(ára).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

γάρ ‎(gár)

  1. for
  2. since

Usage notes[edit]

Γάρ is a post-positive word, i.e. it is never the first word in a sentence. It is usually the second, but sometimes also the third or fourth.

References[edit]

  • γάρ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «γάρ» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «γάρ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «γάρ» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «γάρ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «γάρ» in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2016)
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • for idem, page 334.
    • yes idem, page 996.