Latin edit

Etymology edit

For *propiter, from prope. Compare with inter (between) and subter (beneath).

The accusative is from *-teros used adverbially.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

propter (not comparable)

  1. near, at hand, hard by
    Ibi angiportum propter est.
    There hard by is an alley.

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Preposition edit

propter (+ accusative)

  1. near, close to, hard by
    Propter hunc.
    Near him.
  2. because of, on account of, for
    Clara etiam propter pulchritudinem suam est.
    She is renowned also because of her beauty.
  3. (rare) through, by means of
    Propter quos vivit.
    Through whom he lives.

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References edit

  • propter”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • propter”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • propter in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
  • propter in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016