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ἀπό

See also: από, ἀπό-, από-, and απο-

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂epo (off, away). Cognates include Sanskrit अप (ápa, away, off), Latin ab (from), Proto-Slavic *po, and Old English æf (English of; see also after).

PrepositionEdit

ἀπό (apo)

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

Usage notesEdit

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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