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WOTD, γάρ

The word of the day is… γάρ Classical Greek, gar, 1. this conjunction has the force of “for”, indicating an explanatory clause. It is post-positive, as is common with Greek conjunctions.

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WOTD, δή

The word of the day is… δή Classical Greek, dē, 1. postpositive particle, in fact, of course,

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WOTD, χάριν

The word of the day is… χάριν 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. … Continue reading

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