ἕνεκα

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

PostpositionEdit

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 termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ἕνεκᾰ (héneka)

  1. because
  2. that

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