εν όψει

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Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Koine Greek ἐν ὄψει (en ópsei): preposition ἐν & singular dative of feminine noun ὄψις (ópsis).
For the preposition, semantic loan from French en vue de.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

εν όψει (en ópsei)

  1. in view, in sight
    Κίνδυνος ενόψει!Kíndynos enópsei!Danger ahead!

Preposition[edit]

εν όψει (en ópsei)

  1. (formal) +genitive in view of, in front
    Βρισκόμαστε ενόψει εκλογών.
    Vriskómaste enópsei eklogón.
    literally: We are in front of elections.
          We are 'expecting soon' elections.
  2. (formal) +article in genitive: because of (a cause which will happen in the future)
    Πρέπει να προετοιμασούμε ενόψει των αλλαγών.
    Prépei na proetoimasoúme enópsei ton allagón.
    We must prepare ourselves because of the changes [expected].

References[edit]

  1. ^ ενόψει in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.