μετά

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See also: μετα- and μετά-

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀕𐀲 ‎(me-ta); further derivation is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *meth₂, with the first part from *me ‎(with), in which case cognates include Proto-Germanic *midi and Albanian mjet. See also μέχρι ‎(mékhri, until) and μέσος ‎(mésos, middle).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

μετά ‎(metá)

  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 ‎(metá)

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

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

μετά ‎(metá)

  1. afterwards, later
    Θα το συζητήσουμε μετά.‎ ― Tha to syzitísoume metá. ― We will discuss it later.
  2. (with από and accusative): after
    Μετά από πέντε λεπτά, ήρθε το λεωφορείο.‎ ― Metá apó pénte leptá, írthe to leoforeío. ― After five minutes the bus came.

Conjunction[edit]

μετά ‎(metá)

  1. so, therefore (for consecutive statements)
    Μας έχει ξεγελάσει τόσες φορές. Μετά, πώς να του έχουμε εμπιστοσύνη;
    Mas échei xegelásei tóses forés. Metá, pós na tou échoume empistosýni?
    We have been deceived so often. So how can we have confidence in him?

Preposition[edit]

μετά ‎(metá)

  1. (with accusative): after
    Μετά το δείπνο, έπεσα για ύπνο.‎ ― Metá to deípno, épesa gia ýpno. ― After dinner I went to sleep.
    Το γράμμα βήτα έρχεται μετά το άλφα.‎ ― To grámma víta érchetai metá to álfa. ― The letter beta comes after alpha.
  2. (with genitive): with (accompanying)
    Ήλθε μετά της συζύγου του.‎ ― Ílthe metá tis syzýgou tou. ― He came with his wife
  3. (with genitive): with (manner)
    μετά τιμής‎ ― metá timís ― yours sincerely (in correspondence - literally 'with honour')