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See also: περι-, περί-, and πέρι

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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

PrepositionEdit

περί (perí)

  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

DescendantsEdit

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