ἀμφί

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See also: αμφι- and αμφί-

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi (round about, around). Cognate with Old English ymb-, modern English umbe, Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Old Irish imb (around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

ἀμφί (amphí)

  1. (with genitive)
    1. for, for the sake of
    2. about, concerning
    3. around
  2. (with dative)
    1. by, near, around, with
    2. about, on account of, for the sake of
    3. regarding, concerning
  3. (with accusative)
    1. about, around

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