For (original meaning "before," "in front of"). A man who stands in
front of another in battle may either stand as his friend for him or as his foe against
him. Hence two meanings of for, the former the
1 Comp. ὺντί, which in
composition denotes against, and at other times
instead of, for.
A Shakespearean Grammar. Edwin Abbott Abbott. London and New York. Macmillan and Company. 1870.
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