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προέχω 1 2 3 4 προὐσχόμην cf. προΐσχω hold before, so as to protect another, Ar. Xen.:—Mid. to hold before oneself, hold out before one, Hom., Ar.
2.metaph. in Mid. to put forward, use as a pretext, Soph.; ὅπερ μάλιστα προὔχονται, μὴ ἂν γίγνεσθαι τὸν πόλεμον which is the chief reason they allege, to shew that the war would not arise, Thuc. hold forth, offer, id=Thuc. be possessed or informed of a thing beforehand, Hdt. have before others, τιμὴν προέξουσ᾽ τῶν ἐνδίκων shall have honour before the righteous, Soph.: absol., προέχων the first possessor, Arist.
B.intr. to jut out, project of headlands, towers, hills, Hom., Hdt., etc. running, to be the first, have the start, Il.; c. gen., προέχων τῶν ἄλλων getting before the rest, Hdt.; πρ. ἡμέρης ὁδῷ to keep ahead by a day's march, id=Hdt.; πρ. τῇ κεφαλῇ to beat by a head, in racing, Xen.;—of Time, προεῖχε [ἡ τριήρης] ἡμέρᾳ καὶ νυκτί started first by a day and night, Thuc.
2.of rank, c. gen., δήμου προὔχουσιν they are the first or chief of the people, Hhymn.:— absol. to be superior, to be eminent, Thuc.; τὸ προὔχον all that is eminent, id=Thuc.; οἱ προὔχοντες the chief men, id=Thuc. surpass, excel, c. gen., Hdt., attic; πρ. τινὸς τιμήν to be preferred to him in honour, Soph.
b.rarely c. acc. pers., Xen.:—Pass. to be excelled, NTest.
III.impers., οὔ τι προέχει it naught avails, c. inf., Hdt.

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