ἀπό

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See also: από, ἀπό-, από-, and απο-

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂epo ‎(off, away). Cognates include Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀢 ‎(a-pu), Sanskrit अप ‎(ápa, away, off), Latin ab ‎(from), Proto-Slavic *po, and Proto-Germanic *ab (English of; see also after).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Preposition[edit]

ᾰ̓πό ‎(apó)

  1. from, away from
  2. because of, as a result of

Usage notes[edit]

ἀπό governs the genitive case. As is the case with most Greek prepositions, ἀπό is a versatile word which can take the idiom of a number of English words. To further complicate matters, in Koine Greek, the distinctions between various prepositions are often blurred, leading to ἀπό fulfilling functions classically reserved for words such as ἐκ, ὑπό, and παρά.

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References[edit]

  • ἀπό in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «ἀπό» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «ἀπό» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «ἀπό» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «ἀπό» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «ἀπό» in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2016)
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.