διά
  • Parse: PREP
  • Meaning:
    • διά + Gen = through, by, in the midst of; διά + Acc = because of
    • With Gen
      • Of Place: through (e.g., διὰ μέσης τῆς πόλεως - through the center of the city)
      • Of Time: through (e.g., δι᾿ ἡμέρας - all through the day)
      • Of Time: during (e.g., διὰ νυκτός - during the night)
      • Of Time: after (e.g., δι᾿ ἑτῶν πλειδόνων - after several years)
      • Of Interval: for a distance of (e.g., διὰ πέντε σταδίων - at a distance of five stadia)
      • Of Means: with (e.g., γράφειν διὰ χάρτου καὶ μέλανος - to write with paper and ink)
      • Of Agency: through (e.g., δι᾿ ἑρμηνέως - through an interpreter)
    • With Acc
      • Of Reason: because of, for the sake of (e.g., διὰ τὸν ἄνθρωπον - for the sake of man)
      • Direct Question: Why? (διὰ τί;)
      • Causal: because (e.g., διὰ τὸ μὴ ἔχειν βάθος - because it had no depth)
  • Forms:
    • δι᾿ PREP
δία
  • Parse: Noun: Acc Sing Masc
  • Root: ζεύς