I.to hold before, so as to protect another, Ar. Xen.:—Mid. to hold before oneself, hold out before one, Hom., Ar.
b.to hold forth, offer, id=Thuc.
II.to be possessed or informed of a thing beforehand, Hdt.
B.intr. to jut out, project of headlands, towers, hills, Hom., Hdt., etc.
in running, to be the first, have the start
; 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.
of rank, c. gen., δήμου προὔχουσιν they are the first
of the people, Hhymn.
:— absol. to be superior, to be eminent
; τὸ προὔχον all that is eminent
; οἱ προὔχοντες the chief men
3.to 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.
impers., οὔ τι προέχει it
, c. inf., Hdt.