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I wonder why it was picked to render δια- (dia-)? The connection is not obvious to me. --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 16:49, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

I wondered that myself. Some dictionaries hint that the sense development is "solid" > "solidly, in a stable manner" > "thoroughly, out and out", the latter meaning found also for δια- (dia-). --Vahag (talk) 17:11, 19 March 2018 (UTC)