πρό
  • Parse: Preposition
  • Meaning:
    • with Genitive: before, prior to
      • Of Place:

        πρὸ θυρῶν
        before the doors

        πρὸ τῶν πυλῶν
        before the gates

      • Of Time:

        πρὸ τῆς μάχης
        before the battle (begins)

        πρὸ δείπνου
        before supper(time)

        πρὸ ἡμέρας
        before day (i.e., daybreak)

      • In defence:

        μάχεσθαι πρὸ παίδων
        to fight for their children

        διακινδυνεύειν πρὸ βασιλέως
        to run risk in behalf of the king

      • In preference:

        κέρδος αἰνῆσαι πρὸ δίκας
        to prefer craft before justice

      • Of precedence, rank:

        πρὸ πάντων
        above all (Jas. 5:12, I Pet 4:8)