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μέχρι

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Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.
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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [mékʰri]
  • (Koine): IPA: [mˈɛkʰri]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [mˈexri]

Adverb

μεχρι (mekhri)

  1. until

Conjunction

μέχρι (mekhri)

  1. until

Preposition

μέχρι (+ genitive)

  1. Marker of spatil extension: as far as
  2. Marker of temporal extension: until
  3. Marker of general extent: to the point of, so far as

Usage notes

The general rule of μέχρις being used before vowels only holds true in poetry, and is generally (but not always) ignored in prose works, with μέχρι being used regardless of what follows.

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References

Strong’s concordance number: G3360

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