propter

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For *propiter, from prope. Confer with inter (between) and subter (beneath).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

propter (not comparable)

  1. near, at hand, hard by
    Ibi angiportum propter est.
    There hard by is an alley.

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Preposition[edit]

propter (+ accusative)

  1. near, close to, hard by
    Propter hunc.
    Near him.
  2. because of, on account of, for
    Clara etiam propter pulchritudinem suam est.
    She is also renowned because of her beauty.
  3. (rare) through, by means of
    Propter quos vivit.
    Through whom he lives.

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References[edit]

  • propter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • propter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • propter” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
  • propter in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016