See also: προ, προ-, and πρό-

Ancient Greek Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Hellenic *pró, from Proto-Indo-European *pró, *pro- (see *per-).

Cognates include Latin pro, Sanskrit प्र (prá), Proto-Celtic *ɸro and Proto-Germanic *fram (English from). May be related to πρός (prós, towards).

Pronunciation Edit


Preposition Edit

πρό (pró) (governs the genitive)

  1. 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 notes Edit

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

Adverb Edit

πρό (pró)

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

Derived terms Edit

Descendants Edit

  • English: pro-

References Edit