πρόθυμος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

προ- (pro-) +‎ θῡμός (thūmós, spirit)

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

πρόθῡμος (próthūmosm or f (neuter πρόθῡμον); second declension

  1. eager, willing

Usage notesEdit

The thing for which someone is eager is expressed in the genitive case or with a preposition such as εἰς (eis), ἐπί (epí), or πρός (prós):

  • 497 BCE – 405 BCE, Sophocles, Electra 3:
    ὧν πρόθυμος ἦσθ᾽ ἀεί
    hôn próthumos êsth᾽ aeí
    for which you are always eager
  • 388 BCE, Aristophanes, Plutus 208–209:
    ὡς ἐὰν γένῃ
    ἀνὴρ πρόθυμος αὐτὸς ἐς τὰ πράγματα []
    hōs eàn génēi
    anḕr próthumos autòs es tà prágmata []
    because if you yourself become a man eager about these matters []

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