μετά

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See also: μετα- and μετά-

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *meth₂, with cognates including Old English mid and Albanian mjet. May be related to μέχρι (mekhri, until) and μέσος (mesos, middle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

μετά (meta)

  1. (with genitive)
    1. in the midst of, among, between, with
    2. in common, along with, by aid of
    3. concerning one's dealings with
    4. (rare) at the same time
  2. (with dative, only in poetry, usually Epic)
    1. between, among
    2. besides, over and above
  3. (with accusative)
    1. coming into
      1. in pursuit of
    2. of sequence or succession
      1. (of a place) after, behind
      2. (time) after
      3. (worth, rank) next, after
    3. after, according to
    4. among, between

Adverb[edit]

μετά (meta)

  1. among them, with them
  2. afterwards
  3. thereafter

Prefix[edit]

μετά (meta)

  1. concerning community or participation
    1. concerning action in common with another
  2. in the midst of
  3. concerning succession
  4. concerning pursuit
  5. concerning letting go
  6. after, behind
  7. reversely
  8. (most frequent) concerning change in position, condition

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [me̞ˈta]
  • Hyphenation: με‧τά

Adverb[edit]

μετά (metá)

  1. afterwards, later
    Δεν έχω χρόνο τώρα, θα το συζητήσουμε μετά. (I have no time now, we will talk later.)
  2. (with από and accusative): after
    Μετά από πέντε λεπτά, ήρθε το λεωφορείο. (After five minutes the bus came.)

Conjunction[edit]

μετά (metá)

  1. for consecutive statements (so, therefore):
    Μας έχει ξεγελάσει τόσες φορές. Μετά, πώς να του έχουμε εμπιστοσύνη;
    We have been deceived so often. So how can we have confidence?

Preposition[edit]

μετά (metá)

  1. (with accusative): after
    Μετά το δείπνο, έπεσε για ύπνο. (After dinner I went to sleep.)
    Το γράμμα βήτα έρχεται μετά το άλφα. (The letter beta comes after alpha.)
  2. (with genitive): with (accompanying)
    Ήλθε μετά της συζύγου του. (He came with his wife)
  3. (with genitive): with (manner)
    μετά τιμής (in correspondence: yours sincerely - literally 'with honour')