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πρόδρομ-ος , ον,
A.running forward with headlong speed,π. ἦλθονA.Th.211(lyr.); “φυγάδα πρόδρομονS.Ant.108(lyr.), etc.; μόλε π. v.l. in E.Ph.296(lyr.).
2. running before, going in advance,π. στρατιήHdt.9.14; “κήρυκας π. προπέμπεινId.1.60; “π. ἥκωE.IA424; freq. of horsemen in advance of an army, Hdt.4.121, 122; “π. τῶν ἄλλων ἥκεινId.7.203, cf. Th.2.22; “λεὼς π. ἱππόταςA.Th.80(lyr.); mounted skirmishers, οἱ π. 'guides', a special corps in the Maced. army, Arr.An.1.12.7, cf. D.S. 17.17; “οἱ ἀμφὶ [τὸν ἵππαρχον] πρόδρομοιX.Eq.Mag.1.25; at Athens, Arist.Ath.49.1; also, of light ships, Alciphr.1.11.
3. metaph., precursor, ἀστέρα . . ἀελίου π. Ion Lyr.10; “ἠπίαλος πυρετοῦ π.Ar.Fr. 332(anap.); “δείπνου π. ἄριστονEub.75.13; “π. τοῦ δοκοῦντος καλλίστου εἶναιPl.Chrm.154a, cf. Plot.6.7.7.
II. as Subst., πρόδρομοι, οἱ,
1. v. supr. 1.2.
2. northerly winds, preceding the etesian winds, Arist.Mete.361b24, Pr. 941b7, Thphr.Vent.11.
3. early figs, Id.CP5.1.5 sq., cf. Plin.HN 16.113.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (16):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 211
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 80
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 49.1
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 17.17
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 424
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 296
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.121
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.203
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.60
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.14
    • Plato, Charmides, 154a
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 108
    • Xenophon, On the Cavalry Commander, 1.25
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.22
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 16.113
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 1.12.7
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