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πρό : before, forward, forth.—I. adv., (κυ?ματα) πρὸ μέν τ᾽ ἄλλ̓, αὐτὰρ ἐπ̓ ἄλλα, some ‘before,’ others after, Il. 13.799, cf. 800; πρὸ γὰρ ἧκε, sent ‘forth,’ Il. 1.195 ; ?᾿ιλιόθι πρό, οὐρανόθι πρό, ‘before Ilium,’ ‘athwart the sky’ (at Ilium, in the sky, ‘in front’), Il. 3.3; of time, ἠῶθι πρό, in the morning ‘early’; πρό τ᾽ ἐόντα, ‘things past’; πρό οἱ εἴπομεν, ‘beforehand,’ Il. 1.70, Od. 1.37; a subst. in the gen. may specify the relation of the adv., πρὸ δ᾽ ἀῤ οὐρῆες κίον αὐτῶν (gen. of comparison), Il. 23.115.—II. prep. w. gen., (1) of space, πρὸ πυλα?ων, πρὸ ἄνακτος, before the gates, in the presence of the master, Il. 24.734 ; πρὸ ὁδοῦ, well forward on the way, Il. 4.382.—(2) of time, Od. 15.524, Il. 10.224.—(3) fig., in behalf of, for; μάχεσθαι, ὀλέσθαι πρὸ πόληος (pro patria mori), Il. 22.110; causal, πρὸ φόβοιο, for, Il. 17.667.
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