μέχρι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

μέχρι ‎(mékhri)

  1. until

Conjunction[edit]

μέχρι ‎(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 μέχρις 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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Preposition[edit]

μέχρι ‎(méchri)

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

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