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Ἔρως ἀνίκατε μάχαν -> O love, invincible in battle!
Sophocles, Antigone, 781

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prep.

P. and V. ἐπί (acc. or dat.), πρός (acc.), εἰς (acc.).

After verbs of speaking, deciding, etc.: P. and V. κατά (gen.).

In opposition to, contrary to: P. and V. παρά (acc.).

(Stumble, etc.) against: P. and V. πρός (dat.).

(Sin, etc.) against: P. and V. εἰς (acc.).

Over against: P. and V. κατά (acc.).

Opposite: P. ἀντίπερας (gen.), καταντικρύ (gen.), or use adj., P. and V. ἐναντίος (dat.).

They piled a bank of earth against the city: P. χῶμα ἔχουν πρὸς τὴν πόλιν (Thuc. 2, 75).

In compounds to express opposition: use P. and V. ἀντι, e. g.

Make a stand against: P. and V. ἀνθίστασθαι (dat.).