δια-

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • δῐ- (di-)before a vowel

Etymology[edit]

See διά (diá).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Prefix[edit]

δῐᾰ- (dia-)

  1. through, right through, across, over
    δια- (dia-) + ‎βαίνω (baínō) → ‎διαβαίνω (diabaínō, step across, pass over)
  2. in different directions
    δια- (dia-) + ‎πέμπω (pémpō) → ‎διαπέμπω (diapémpō, send off in different directions, send to and fro)
    1. of separation: asunder, apart
      δια- (dia-) + ‎σκεδάννυμι (skedánnumi) → ‎διασκεδάννυμι (diaskedánnumi, scatter, disperse)
    2. at variance
      δια- (dia-) + ‎φωνέω (phōnéō) → ‎διαφωνέω (diaphōnéō, be dissonant, disagree)
    3. of mutual relation: one with another
      δια- (dia-) + ‎γωνίζομαι (gōnízomai) → ‎διαγωνίζομαι (diagōnízomai, contend, struggle against)
      δια- (dia-) + ‎ᾄδω (ā́idō) → ‎διᾴδω (diā́idō, contend in singing)
  3. of preeminence
    δια- (dia-) + ‎πρέπω (prépō) → ‎διαπρέπω (diaprépō, appear prominent, strike the eye)
  4. of completion: to the end, utterly, out
    δια- (dia-) + ‎μάχομαι (mákhomai) → ‎διαμάχομαι (diamákhomai, fight it out)
  5. to add strength: thoroughly, out and out
    δια- (dia-) + ‎γαληνίζω (galēnízō) → ‎διαγαληνίζω (diagalēnízō, make quite calm)
  6. of mixture: between, partly, somewhat
    δια- (dia-) + ‎λευκός (leukós) → ‎διάλευκος (diáleukos, somewhat white)

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