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Headword: *proterai/a
Adler number: pi,2872
Translated headword: former, previous
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the first. Also [sc. attested is the equivalent masculine] proterai=os.
Greek Original:
*proterai/a: h( prw/th. kai\ *proterai=os.
cf. generally Photius, Lexicon pi1307 Theodoridis, s.v. prote/ra kai\ proterai/a, but without substantive glosses. More informative is Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon 1001a29-31: "protera [is used] in reference to an order/position [sc. of any kind], but protereia in reference to a single day. Plato in the Phaedo [writes]: "the [day] before the trial' [58A]."
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2010@09:13:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 May 2010@01:57:15.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 May 2010@05:09:28.
David Whitehead on 20 October 2013@09:07:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2014@19:24:19.


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