- pepys' diary,
- pepys, samuel,
- pequot war,
- per an.,
- per annum,
- per anum,
- per ardua ad astra,
- per capita
Origin of per
Origin of per-
Examples from the Web for per
Bitcoin began 2013 with a roaring price of $770 per unit, and businesses right and left were converting to the ethereal product.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, with a similar-size budget but more detainees, the cost worked out to about $2.7 million per detainee.
For comparison, inmates at high-security federal prisons cost about $34,000 per year on average, as of 2012.
For example, since 2011 it has been adding 30 per cent more capacity per year on flights to Puerto Rico.
Add to that the per diems paid for the 105 military commission personnel who attend the proceedings, which cost more than $16,000.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is fully calculated by the packers that this number will be exceeded ten per cent in the ensuing year.
The total number of remembered dreams varies considerably with different observers, some attaining an average of ten per night.
And the employer of the weavers would require alike five per cent.
In no one case in my recollection do they exceed 10 per cent.Constructive Imperialism|Viscount Milner
Approximately 75 per cent of Chicago's population is of foreign birth or parentage.The Greatest Highway in the World|Anonymous
Word Origin for per
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Word Origin for per-
1580s (earlier in various Latin and French phrases), from Latin per "through, during, by means of, on account of, as in," from PIE root *per- (1) "Base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meanings of 'forward,' 'through,' and a wide range of extended senses such as 'in front of,' 'before,' 'early,' 'first,' 'chief,' 'toward,' 'against,' 'near,' 'at,' 'around'" [Watkins]. Cf. Sanskrit pari- "around, about, through," pura "before, formerly;" Avestan pairi- "around," paro "before;" Old Persian pariy; Hittite para- "on, forth;" Greek peri "around, about, near, beyond," paros "before," para "from beside, beyond," pro "before;" Latin pro "before, for, on behalf of, instead of," porro "forward," prae "before;" Old English fore (prep.) "before, in front of;" (adv.) "before, previously;" German vor "for;" Old Church Slavonic pra-dedu "great-grandfather;" Russian pere- "through;" Lithuanian per "through;" Old Irish air- Gothic fair-, German ver-, Old English fer-, intensive prefixes.
word-forming element meaning "through, throughout; thoroughly; entirely, utterly," from Latin preposition per (see per (prep.)).