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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From *δισα (disa), from Proto-Indo-European *dwís (related to δίς (dís, twice) and δύο (dúo, two)).[1] Cognates include Latin dis- and Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐍃- (dis-).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /di.á/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /diˈa/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ðiˈa/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ðiˈa/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ðiˈa/
  • PrepositionEdit

    δῐᾰ́ (diá) (governs the genitive and accusative)

    1. (+ 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. (+ 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

    Derived termsEdit



    δῐᾰ́ (diá)

    1. throughout

    See alsoEdit


    1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 228

    Further readingEdit



    Doublet of για (gia).


    διά (diá)

    1. by, for

    Further readingEdit

    • διά in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]