In my last post, I introduced intra, to which I will now compare and contrast intra, a considerably more common and complex preposition, individuated from intra through the following uses.
1. The et double-accusative.
- inter mōns et durum: between a rock and a hard place
- inter tē et mē: between you and me
2. The inter sē construction.
- inter sē loquuntur: they talk amongst themselves
- inter se confērunt: they compare amongst themselves
3. The ‘amid’ construction.
- inter hostium tēla: amid the weapons of the enemies
- inter imbrim: during the rainfall
- prīmus inter parēs: the first among equals
4. The temporal ‘while’ construction (with a gerund)
- inter bibendum: while drinking
- inter agendum: while carrying forward
The Essential AG: 221.15