σύν

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Homeric and Early Attic ξύν ‎(xún) and Mycenaean ku-su- are its supposed early form. If not, with difficulty ( -υ- < *-o- is expected, but -σ- < *-s- and -σ- < *-ξ- are not), from Proto-Indo-European *som-, from *sem-, it might be a composition of this and one other element.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

σῠ́ν ‎(sún) ‎(invokes dative)

  1. beside, with.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In compounds it has similar applications, including completeness.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press