διά

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *δισα (disa), from Proto-Indo-European *dwís (related to δίς (dís, twice) and δύο (dúo, two)).[1] Cognates include Latin dis- and Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

δῐᾰ́ (diá) (governs the genitive and dative)

  1. (+ 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. (+ 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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Adverb[edit]

δῐᾰ́ (diá)

  1. throughout

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 228

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Doublet of για (gia).

Preposition[edit]

διά (diá)

  1. by, for

Further reading[edit]

  • διά in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]