πρό

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See also: προ, προ-, and πρό-

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pro, *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)

  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 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]

References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill