περί

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: περι-, περί-, and πέρι

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περί (perí).

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.

Synonyms[edit]