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Ancient GreekEdit


From Proto-Indo-European *pro/*pro- (see *per-). Cognates include Latin pro, Sanskrit प्र (prá), and Proto-Germanic *fram (English from). May be related to πρός (prós).




πρό (pró)

  1. (with genitive) before
    1. (of place) before, in front of
      1. (with verbs of motion)
      2. before, in front of, for the purpose of shielding or guarding
      3. further on, forward, onward
    2. (of time) before
      1. (in later writers, with numerals)
    3. (in other relations)
      1. (of preference) before, sooner, rather than
      2. (of cause or motive) for, out of, from

Usage notesEdit

Words may be put between πρό and its case, but πρό does not come after its case.


πρό (pró)

  1. (of place) before, in front, forth, forward
  2. (of time) before, beforehand


πρό (pró)

  1. (with prepositions)
    1. (strengthener)
    2. (adds the notion of forward, forth)
  2. (with substantives)
    1. (denotes position before or in front)
    2. (denotes priority of rank, order)
    3. (denotes standing in another's place)
  3. (with adjectives)
    1. (denotes proximity, readiness)
    2. (denotes a coming forth)
    3. (denotes prematureness)
    4. (denotes intensity)
  4. (with verbs)
    1. (of place) before, forwards
    2. forth, publicly
    3. before one, away
    4. before, in preference
    5. before, beforehand, of foresight