See also: άνευ

Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

Unknown. Unlikely to be related to Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿 (inu, without) and German ohne (without) because of the leading /a/. Maybe from Proto-Indo-European *sń̥h₂u[1] or *sn̥h₂eu[2], which could be derived from a more primary particle *sń̥ (separated, without) or the locative of some (hard to identify) noun. Likely related to Sanskrit सनुतर् (sanutár, far away), Latin sine (without), Old Irish sain- (separated), Khotanese anau (without), Tocharian B snai (without).

Pronunciation edit


Preposition edit

ᾰ̓́νευ (áneu) (governs the genitive)

  1. without

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Descendants edit

  • Greek: άνευ (ánef)

References edit

  1. ^ Dunkel, George E. (2014), “Lexikon [Lexicon]”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Partikeln und Pronominalstämme [Lexicon of Indo-European Particles and Pronominal Stems] (Indogermanische Bibliothek. 2. Reihe: Wörterbücher) (in German), volume 2, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH Heidelberg, →ISBN, page 713
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “Ἄνευ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

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