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Prepositions with the accusative: degree/measure
τότε μὲν οὖν ἐπὶ πολὺ ἐδακρύομεν
‘Then we began to shed many tears.’ (Luc. VH 1.32)
The prepositions ἐπί, παρά and ὑπέρ with the accusative signal a degree or measure.
- ἐπί (up to … , as far as … );
- παρά (with a … margin);
- ὑπέρ (more than).