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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀕𐀲 (me-ta); further derivation is uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *meth₂, with the first part from *me (with), in which case cognates include Proto-Germanic *midi and Albanian mjet. See also μέχρι (mékhri, until) and μέσος (mésos, middle).

PronunciationEdit

 

PrepositionEdit

μετᾰ́ (metá) (governs the genitive, dative, and accusative)

  1. (+ genitive)
    1. in the midst of, among, between, with
    2. in common, along with, by aid of
    3. concerning one's dealings with
    4. (rare) at the same time
  2. (+ dative, only in poetry, usually Epic)
    1. between, among
    2. besides, over and above
  3. (+ accusative)
    1. coming into
      1. in pursuit of
    2. of sequence or succession
      1. (of a place) after, behind
      2. (time) after
      3. (worth, rank) next, after
    3. after, according to
    4. among, between

AdverbEdit

μετᾰ́ (metá)

  1. among them, with them
  2. afterwards
  3. thereafter

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: με (me)

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GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [me̞ˈta]
  • Hyphenation: με‧τά

AdverbEdit

μετά (metá)

  1. afterwards, later
    Θα το συζητήσουμε μετά.Tha to syzitísoume metá.We will discuss it later.
  2. (with από and accusative): after
    Μετά από πέντε λεπτά, ήρθε το λεωφορείο.Metá apó pénte leptá, írthe to leoforeío.After five minutes the bus came.

ConjunctionEdit

μετά (metá)

  1. so, therefore (for consecutive statements)
    Μας έχει ξεγελάσει τόσες φορές. Μετά, πώς να του έχουμε εμπιστοσύνη;
    Mas échei xegelásei tóses forés. Metá, pós na tou échoume empistosýni?
    We have been deceived so often. So how can we have confidence in him?

PrepositionEdit

μετά (metá)

  1. (with accusative): after
    Μετά το δείπνο, έπεσα για ύπνο.Metá to deípno, épesa gia ýpno.After dinner I went to sleep.
    Το γράμμα βήτα έρχεται μετά το άλφα.To grámma víta érchetai metá to álfa.The letter beta comes after alpha.
  2. (with genitive): with (accompanying)
    Ήλθε μετά της συζύγου του.Ílthe metá tis syzýgou tou.He came with his wife
  3. (with genitive): with (manner)
    μετά τιμήςmetá timísyours sincerely
    (in correspondence - literally 'with honour')