Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀁𐀚𐀏 (e-ne-ka); otherwise Pre-Greek. Formerly thought a composite of ἕν (hén) and *ϝέκα (*wéka) (see: ἑκών (hekṓn)). However no trace of ϝ is seen in the Mycenaean Linear B record.

Pronunciation edit


Postposition edit

ἕνεκᾰ (héneka)

  1. (with genitive)
    1. on account of, for the sake of, because of
    2. with regard to, as far as regards, as for
    3. (pleonastic)

Derived terms edit

Conjunction edit

ἕνεκᾰ (héneka)

  1. because
  2. that

Further reading edit