περί

See also: περι-, περί-, and πέρι

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *peri. Cognates include Sanskrit परि (pári), Latin per, Lithuanian per, English for, and Albanian për.

PronunciationEdit

 

PrepositionEdit

περῐ́ (perí) (governs the genitive, dative, and accusative)

  1. (+ genitive)
    1. about, concerning, because of
  2. (+ dative)
    1. around, for, about
  3. (+ accusative)
    1. around (both in the circular sense and close proximity sense), near, about

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: περί (perí)
  • Dutch: peri-
  • English: peri-
  • Finnish: peri-
  • French: péri-
  • Italian: peri-
  • Spanish: peri-

ReferencesEdit


GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek περί (perí).

PrepositionEdit

περί (perí)

  1. (mathematics) about, approximately
    περί τις πεντακόσιες δραχμές (about five hundred drachmas)
  2. about, concerning
    Δεν ήξερα περί τίνος πρόκειται. (I didn't know what it was about.)

Usage notesEdit

  • In the second sense, the noun following this preposition always uses the genitive case.

SynonymsEdit