See also: αμφι- and αμφί-

Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *ampʰí, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi (round about, around). Beekes argues that it originated as a case form of h₂ent-, "face," which is the source of ἀντί.

Cognate with Old English ymb-, modern English umbe, Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Old Irish imb (around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Pronunciation edit


Preposition edit

ἀμφί (amphí) (governs the genitive, dative, and accusative)

  1. [+genitive]
    1. for, for the sake of
    2. about, concerning
    3. around
  2. [+dative]
    1. by, near, around, with
    2. about, on account of, for the sake of
    3. regarding, concerning
  3. [+accusative]
    1. about, around

Further reading edit