πρίν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be related to πρό (pró), Latin prior, priscus and Lithuanian prie, but the origin is uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 

Adverb[edit]

πρῐ́ν or πρῑ́ν (prín or prī́n)

  1. before, sooner, formerly
    1. (of future time, with future indicative)
    2. (of past time) formerly, once

Descendants[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

πρῐ́ν or πρῑ́ν (prín or prī́n)

  1. before that, before
    1. (with infinitive)
      1. (with aorist)
        1. (after a positive clause)
        2. (after a negative clause)
      2. (with present, conveying a sense of continuance)
      3. (with perfect)
    2. (with a finite verb)
      1. (with indicative, chiefly aorist)
        1. (after negative clauses)
        2. (after positive clauses)
      2. (with subjunctive, after negatives)
        1. (with aorist, expressing an action preceding the action of the antecedent)
        2. (with present, rare)
      3. (with optative)
        1. (representing subjective after historical tenses)
        2. (by assimilation)
      4. (with ἄν (án))
      5. (without a verb)

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