περί

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peri. Cognates include Sanskrit परि ‎(pári), Latin per, and Lithuanian per.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

περί ‎(perí)

  1. (+ genitive)
    1. about, concerning, because of
  2. (+ dative)
    1. around, for, about
  3. (+ accusative)
    1. around (both in the circular sense and close proximity sense), near, about

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περί

Preposition[edit]

περί ‎(perí)

  1. (mathematics) about, approximately
    περί τις πεντακόσιες δραχμές (about five hundred drachmas)
  2. about, concerning
    Δεν ήξερα περί τίνος πρόκειται. (I didn't know what it was about.)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the second sense, the noun following this preposition always uses the genitive case.

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