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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] per through, during, from Proto-Indo-European *peri.

Pronunciation

General American Received Pronunciation
IPA /pɝ/ /pɜː/
SAMPA /p3`/ /p3:/

Preposition

per

  1. for each
    Admission is £10 per person
  2. used in expressing ratios of units
    miles per gallon, beats per minute
  3. (medicine) via (the), by (the), through (the) (followed by Latin name for an orifice)
    Introduce the endoscope per nasum
    The medication is to be administered per orum
  4. in accordance with
    I parked my car at the curb per your request.

Derived terms

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Translations

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  • French: pour chaque (1); au + masculine noun beginning with a consonant or an aspirated h, à la + feminine noun, à l' + noun beginning with a vowel or mute h (2)
    100 kilometres per hour - 100 kilomètres à l’heure
  • Italian: per ogni (1); al + masculine noun, allo + masculine noun beginning with impure s, gn, pn, ps, x or z, alla + feminine noun beginning with a consonant, all' + noun beginning with a vowel (2)
    100 kilometres per hour — 100 chilometri all’ora
  • Latin: per
  • Norwegian: per (abbreviated pr.) (1,2)
  • Spanish: por

Asturian

Preposition

per

  1. by means of, by way of

Derived terms


Danish

Preposition

per (abbreviated pr.)

  1. For each; for every
    Motoren roterer 1000 gange per minut = The engine rotates 1000 times per minute

Dutch

Preposition

per

  1. For each; for every; per
    De motor draait 1000 toeren per minuut = The engine goes 1000 revolutions per minute

Esperanto

Preposition

per

  1. with

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpɛr/

Noun

per (plural perek)

  1. action, suit, lawsuit

Declension

Derived terms


Italian

Preposition

per

  1. for

Usage notes

When followed by a definite article, per may optionally be combined with the article to give the following combined forms (old forms, very rarely used):

Per + articleCombined form
per + ilpel
per + lopello
per + l'pell'
per + ipei
per + glipegli
per + lapella
per + lepelle

Latin

Etymology

Proto-Indo-European *peri. Cognates include Ancient Greek περί (peri), Sanskrit परि (pári), and Lithuanian per.

Pronunciation

IPA /pɛr/
SAMPA

Preposition

per (with accusative)

  1. through
  2. during

Related terms

Derived terms


Norwegian

Preposition

per (abbreviated pr.)

  1. For each; for every
    Motoren roterer 1000 ganger per minutt = The engine rotates 1000 times per minute

Romani

Noun

per f. (plural pera)

  1. abdomen, belly

Swedish

Pronunciation

Preposition

per

  1. For each; for every
    Motorn roterar 1000 varv per minut = The engine goes 1000 revolutions per minute

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