πλήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (to approach). Cognate with πέλας (pélas), πλησίος (plēsíos), ἔμπλην (émplēn, near, close by) and many more in root page.

Compare the meaning and history of English besides.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

πλήν (plḗn) (governs the genitive)

  1. except, save, besides

Conjunction[edit]

πλήν (plḗn)

  1. except, save
    1. (with single words and phrases, especially when a negative precedes)
    2. (often joined with other particles)
      1. (with εἰ (ei))
        1. (followed by a verb)
        2. (with a verb omitted)
      2. (with ())
      3. (with οὐ (ou)) only not
      4. (with ὅτι (hóti)) except that, save that
      5. (with ὅσον (hóson)) except or save so far as
        1. (without a verb expressed) save so far as
    3. (introducing a clause)
      1. (to break off and pass to another subject) only
      2. (late prose)

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