Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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-).

PronunciationEdit

 

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. (attested from 1st century B.C.E.) 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

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: για (gia), διά (diá)

AdverbEdit

δῐᾰ́ (diá)

  1. throughout

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δῐᾰ́. Doublet of για (gia).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ði͜a/ or /ðja/, or /ðʝa/
  • Hyphenation: δι‧ά, or as one syllable

PrepositionEdit

διά (diá)

  1. by, for, through

Further readingEdit