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]

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)

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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')