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πρόκειμαι 1 2 used as Pass. of προτίθημι be set before one, of meats, Hom., Hdt. lie exposed, of a child, Hdt.:— to lie dead, Aesch., Soph.; προκείμενος the corpse laid out for burial, Soph., etc. be set before all, as the prize of a contest, Hes.:—metaph. to be set before all, be set forth, proposed, Lat. in medio poni, γνῶμαι τρεῖς προεκέατο three opinions were set forth, proposed, Hdt., etc.:—of contests, struggles, πόνος τε καὶ ἀγὼν πρόκειται Plat.:—in partic., ἄεθλος προκείμενος a task proposed, Hdt., etc.; τὰ προκείμενα, opp. to μέλλοντα, Soph.; τὸ προκείμενον πρῆγμα the matter in hand, Hdt. be set forth beforehand, to be prescribed, αἱ προκείμεναι ἡμέραι the prescribed days, id=Hdt.; so, ἐνιαυτοὶ πρόκεινται ἐς ὀγδώκοντα are set, fixed at, id=Hdt.; of laws, νόμοι οἱ προκείμενοι Soph.; of penalties, Thuc. precede, γράμμα πρ. an initial letter, Anth.

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