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Ancient Greek: éneka

« dióti (because) ɡastɛ́ːr (belly) »

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Language:Ancient Greek
Meaning:because
Source form:ἔνεκα
Phonological form:éneka
Gloss:on account of
Notes:EXCLUDE. Postposition. AF ἔινεκα, etym. dub. Cf. Mycenaean e-ne-ka
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Source: Beekes, Robert. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 423
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Comment: Not the most general term in this meaning.
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Source: Scarborough, Matthew (University of Cambridge/Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
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Comment: Basic meaning 'on account of, in consideration of'. Becomes secondarily generalised as 'because' from frequent collocation as postposition with G.sg. relative pronoun οὗ ἔνεκα (univerbated οὕνεκα) 'on account of which, because'.
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Source: LSJ = H. G. Liddell, R. Scott. H. S. Jones. A Greek-English Lexicon. (Oxford, rev. ed. with supplement 1968)
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