Perseus.from, away from. c. gen.
prep. c. gen. = Lat. ab, from
1.of Motion, from, away from, Hom., etc.; of warriors fighting from chariots, Hom.
in partitive sense, αἶσ᾽ ἀπὸ ληΐδος
a part from
the booty, a share of
III.OF ORIGIN, CAUSE, etc.:
of that from which one is born, οὐκ ἀπὸ δρυὸς οὐδ᾽ ἀπὸ πέτρης
not sprung from
oak or rock, Od.
; τρίτος ἀπὸ Διός
third in descent from
; οἱ ἀπὸ Σπάρτης
the men from
:—metaph. of things, κάλλος ἀπὸ Χαρίτων
beauty born of
the Graces, such as they give, Od.
; γάλα ἀπὸ βοός Aesch.
: —of connexion with the leader of a sect, οἱ ἀπὸ Πλάτωνος
, Plato's disciples; οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς Ἀκαδημίας, ἀπὸ τῆς Στοᾶς
, the Academics, the Stoics, Plut.
of the Instrument from
which a thing is done, ἀπ᾽ ἀργυρέοιο βιοῖο
by [arrow shot from
] silver bow, Il.
of the Cause, Means, or Occasion from, by
, or because of
which a thing is done, ἀπὸ δικαιοσύνης by reason of
; ἀπὸ τῶν αὐτῶν λημμάτων moved by, for
the same profits, Dem.
:—hence in many adverbial usages, ἀπὸ σπουδῆς in earnest, eagerly
; ἀπὸ τοῦ ἴσου, ἀπὸ τῆς ἴσης
, or ἀπ᾽ ἴσης
, etc.; ἀπὸ γλώσσης by word of mouth
; ἀφ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ from
B.AS ADVERB, far away, Hom., Hdt.