μέχρι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *méǵʰ(s)ri (locative), from *me (with) (cf. μετά (metá)) and *ǵʰes- (hand) (whence χείρ (kheír)). Cognate with its zero-grade ἄχρι (ákhri), Old Armenian մերձ (merj).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adverb[edit]

μέχρῐ (mékhri)

  1. until

Conjunction[edit]

μέχρῐ (mékhri)

  1. until

Preposition[edit]

μέχρι (mékhri) (+ genitive)

  1. Marker of spatial extension: as far as
  2. Marker of temporal extension: until
  3. Marker of general extent: to the point of, so far as

Usage notes[edit]

The general rule of μέχρῐς (mékhris) being used before vowels only holds true in poetry, and is generally (but not always) ignored in prose works, with μέχρι being used regardless of what follows.

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek μέχρι (mékhri).

Preposition[edit]

μέχρι (méchri)

  1. until, till, til, 'til
    θα μείνω μέχριtha meíno méchriI will stay until …
    μέχρι το 1975méchri to 1975until 1975
  2. until, as far as
    μέχρι τέλουςméchri télousas far as the end
    Περπατάω μέχρι την ταβέρνα.Perpatáo méchri tin tavérna.I walked as far as the taverna.

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