previous next
πρι?ν (πρό): (1) adv., before, formerly, first; πρίν μιν καὶ γῆρας ἔπεισιν, ‘sooner’ shall old age come upon her, Il. 1.29, Il. 24.551, Od. 3.117; freq. τὸ πρίν, πολὺ πρίν, Od. 2.167.—(2) conj., before, with some peculiarities of construction which may be learned from the grammars; the inf. is used more freely with πρίν in Homer than in other authors. Freq. doubled in correlation, πρὶν.. πρίν, Θ 452, Il. 1.97; so πάρος.. πρίν, πρόσθεν.. πρίν, πρίν γ᾽ ὅτε, πρίν γ̓ (priusquam), Il. 5.288. Without verb, πρὶν ὥρη, ‘before it is time,’ Od. 15.394.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (7 total)
  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (7):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: