Re: Pros

From: Edgar Krentz (
Date: Mon May 24 1999 - 10:26:29 EDT

>I am not a student in Greek, but I plan to be as soon as I am able. I am
>having a discusion with someone about something, and they brought up the
>Greek word "pros". Which is commonly translated as "with", I suppose.
>Does "pros" convey something more than just "with"?
>Mitchell Gray

The basic meaning of PROS is "to" or, better, "toward."

But it has different nuances. It can mean "before." It can mean"in relation
to," as in the second Stoic logical cateory PROS TI.

Look up the term in a large Greek lexicon to get additional material.

Edgar Krentz
Professor of New Testament Emeritus
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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