Re: [tied] para

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 17756
Date: 2003-01-18

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 11:07:56 -0000, "tgpedersen
<tgpedersen@...>" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:

>The Spanish preposition 'para' puzzles me. I can't see it being
>derived from either Lat. 'per' or 'pro', and I thought common
>prepositions weren't borrowed (qua linguist I know learned ones are)?

Cast. <para> (Cat. <per a>), from contamination of par < Lat. PER and
pora = por + a < Latin PRO AD.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal