4387. proteros
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proteros: before
Original Word: πρότερος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: proteros
Phonetic Spelling: (prot'-er-os)
Short Definition: former, before
Definition: former, before, formerly.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
cptv. adjective from pro
NASB Translation
before (2), first (2), first time (1), former (3), formerly (2), one (1), previously (1).

STRONGS NT 4387: πρότερος

πρότερος, πρότερα, πρότερον (comparitive of πρό) (from Homer down), before, prior; of time, former: πρότερα ἀναστροφή, Ephesians 4:22. Neuter adverbially, before (something else is or was done): John 7:51 R G; 2 Corinthians 1:15; opposed to ἔπειτα, Hebrews 7:27; before, i. e. aforetime, in time past: John 7:50 (L Tr WH); Hebrews 4:6; and R G in 1 Timothy 1:13; also τό πρότερον (contrasting rite past with the present (cf. πάλαι, 1 at the end)), John 6:62; John 9:8, and L T Tr WH in 1 Timothy 1:13 (1 Macc. 3:46 1 Macc. 5:1 1 Macc. 11:34, 39; Deuteronomy 2:12; Joshua 11:10; Herodotus 7, 75; Xenophon, Plato); equivalent to our the first time, Galatians 4:13 (on which cf. Meyer); it is placed between the article and the noun, as αἱ πρότερον ἡμέραι, the former days, Hebrews 10:32; αἱ πρότερον ἐπιθυμίαι, the lusts which you formerly indulged, 1 Peter 1:14.


Comparative of pro; prior or previous -- former.

see GREEK pro

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