WOTD, χάριν

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Classical Greek, charin, 1. “for the sake of”. Based on the accusative of χάρις, χάριτος, ἡ, this is employed as a postpositive preposition (wouldn’t that be a postposition?), governing a noun in the genitive case. e.g. eis tēn oikiān epempon ta biblia, tēs thugatros charin. I was sending the books to the house for the sake of my daughter.


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