Definition 2023



See also: προ, προ-, and πρό-

Ancient Greek


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

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

Derived terms

  • πρόσω (prósō)


  • πρό in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • πρό in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • πρό in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «πρό» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «πρό» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • πρό in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • G4253”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • 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