4387. proteros
Strong's Concordance
proteros: before
Original Word: πρότερος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: proteros
Phonetic Spelling: (prot'-er-os)
Definition: before
Usage: former, before, formerly.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
cptv. adjective from pro
Definition
before
NASB Translation
before (2), first (2), first time (1), former (3), formerly (2), one (1), previously (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
former.

Comparative of pro; prior or previous -- former.

see GREEK pro

Forms and Transliterations
προτέρα πρότερα πρότεραι προτέραις προτέραν προτέρας πρότεροι πρότερον πρότερόν πρότερος πρότερός προτέρους προτέρων
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