Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *pərai, from Proto-Indo-European *preh₂-. Compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀞𐀫 (pa-ro).

The genitive is from the PIE ablative of origin or cause. The dative is from the locative. The accusative is perhaps from a metaphor of going near someone to attack them. Compare Latin ante.

Pronunciation edit


Preposition edit

πᾰρᾰ́ (pará) (governs the genitive, dative, and accusative)

  1. [+genitive]
    1. from
    2. because of
  2. [+dative]
    1. at, beside, by, near
    μένειν παρὰ τισίménein parà tisíto stay at someone's house/home
  3. [+accusative]
    1. contrary to
    2. beside, by, near (w/ verbs of coming or going; w/ verbs of past motion; w/ verbs of striking or wounding)
    παρ’ ἔμ’ ἵστασοpar’ ém’ hístasostand by/beside me

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek παρά (pará)

Preposition edit

παρά (pará) (+ accusative)

  1. despite, in spite of
  2. less (minus; not including)
    1. (time) to (preceding the next whole hour)
      Είναι έξι παρά είκοσι πέντε.
      Eínai éxi pará eíkosi pénte.
      It's twenty-five to six
      (literally, “It's six less twenty-five.”)
      Στις έντεκα παρά τέταρτο.
      Stis énteka pará tétarto.
      At a quarter to eleven.
      (literally, “At eleven less (a) quarter.”)

Conjunction edit

παρά (pará)

  1. (qualifying a negative) but
  2. (comparative) than

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