inter

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See also: Inter, inter-, and întèr-

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrāre (to put in earth), from Latin in- +‎ terra (earth). Cognates include Spanish/Portuguese/Galician/Catalan enterrar (“to inter, to bury”), Italian interrare (“to plant, to dig in”).

Verb[edit]

inter (third-person singular simple present inters, present participle interring, simple past and past participle interred)

  1. To bury in a grave.
  2. To confine, as in a prison.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈinter/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter

Preposition[edit]

inter

  1. between
  2. among

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto inter, from English inter-, French inter-, Italian inter-, Spanish inter-, from Latin inter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈin.ter/, /ˈin.tɛɾ/

Preposition[edit]

inter

  1. between, among
  2. (figuratively) division, exchange, reciprocity

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁enter (between). Cognates include Sanskrit अन्तर् (antár, between, within, into), Oscan 𐌀𐌍𐌕𐌄𐌓 (anter, between), Old Irish eter (between), Albanian ndër (between, among, amid, throughout), Old High German untar (between) and German unter (among).

PIE adverb *h₁enter gave rise to the adjective *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside), whence also Latin interior (interior) and intrā (inside, within).

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inter + accusative

  1. between, among
  2. during, while

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References[edit]

  • inter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inter” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be situate to the north-west: spectare inter occasum solis et septentriones
    • to carry some one away in one's arms: inter manus auferre aliquem
    • it is a recognised fact: inter omnes constat
    • to take common counsel: consilia inter se communicare
    • to be closely connected with each other: conexum et aptum esse inter se
    • systematic succession, concatenation: continuatio seriesque rerum, ut alia ex alia nexa et omnes inter se aptae colligataeque sint (N. D. 1. 4. 9)
    • we have agreed on this point: hoc convēnit inter nos
    • to be mutually contradictory: inter se pugnare or repugnare
    • to be considered the foremost orator: primum or principem inter oratores locum obtinere
    • the connection: sententiae inter se nexae
    • the connection of thought: ratio, qua sententiae inter se excipiunt.
    • to be in correspondence with..: litteras inter se dare et accipere
    • to hover between hope and fear: inter spem metumque suspensum animi esse
    • we are united by many mutual obligations: multa et magna inter nos officia intercedunt (Fam. 13. 65)
    • whilst drinking; at table: inter pocula
    • during dinner; at table: inter cenam, inter epulas
    • we have known each other well for several years: vetus usus inter nos intercedit
    • to exchange greetings: inter se consalutare (De Or. 2. 3. 13)
    • to shake hands with a person: dextram iungere cum aliquo, dextras inter se iungere
    • to transact, settle a matter with some one: transigere aliquid (de aliqua re) cum aliquo or inter se
    • to form a conspiracy: coniurare (inter se) de c. Gerund. or ut...
    • (the magistrates) arrange among themselves the administration of the provinces, the offical spheres of duty: provincias inter se comparant
    • to accuse a person of assassination: accusare aliquem inter sicarios (Rosc. Am. 32. 90)
  • inter in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016