Prepositions with the genitive: replacement

The prepositions ἀντί, πρό, πρός and ὑπέρ signal a replacement.

Translation tips

‘on behalf of’, ‘in the name of’, ‘instead of’, ‘for’

Historical background

The use of πρός to indicate replacement can be understood as follows: the person who normally completes the action is removed, and must therefore be replaced by someone else (Luraghi 2003: 287).

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