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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /me.tá/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /mɛˈta/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /meˈta/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /meˈta/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /meˈta/
  • Preposition[edit]

    μετᾰ́ (metá) (governs the genitive, dative, and accusative)

    1. (+ 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. (+ dative, only in poetry, usually Epic)
      1. between, among
      2. besides, over and above
    3. (+ 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]

    μετᾰ́ (metá)

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

    Derived terms[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    • Greek: με (me)

    References[edit]


    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 τιμήςmetá timísyours sincerely
      (in correspondence - literally 'with honour')