διά

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • διαί (diai) (Poetic)
  • ζά (za) (Aeolic)

EtymologyEdit

From *δισα (disa), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis (related to δίς (dis, twice) and δύο (duo, two)). Cognates include Latin dis- and Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

διά (dia)

  1. (with genitive)
    1. (of a place)
      1. in a line
      2. through
      3. in the midst of, between
      4. along
      5. at intervals of, at every
    2. (time)
      1. between
      2. after
      3. every (interval of time)
    3. (causality)
      1. through, by
      2. (later prose) out of (materials from which something is made)
  2. (with accusative)
    1. (of a place, poetic) through, among
    2. (time) during
    3. (causality)
      1. thanks to, by aid of
      2. because of
      3. for the sake of

AdverbEdit

διά (dia)

  1. throughout

PrefixEdit

διά (dia)

  1. through
  2. in different directions, concerning separation
  3. concerning preeminence
  4. concerning completion, to the end
  5. thoroughly, completely
  6. concerning mixture, partly
  7. concerning leaving an interval or breach

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


GreekEdit

PrepositionEdit

διά (diá)

  1. by, for
Last modified on 30 December 2013, at 07:10