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περί

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Ancient Greek

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [perí]
  • (Koine): IPA: [pɛrˈi]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [perˈi]

Preposition

περί (+ genitive)

  1. about, concerning, because of

περί (+ dative)

  1. around, for, about

περί (+ accusative)

  1. around (both in the circular sense and close proximity sense), near, about

Usage notes

As is the case with many Ancient Greek prepositions, the various meanings become less well defined in Koine Greek, however, even in Classical Greek, περί is a versatile word with many meanings.

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