, -η, -ον, [in LXX chiefly for רִאשׁוֹן, also for אֶחַד, etc;] first
, 1) of Time or Place
; (a) absol, as subst.
, ὁ π, Luk.14:18, Jhn.19:32, 1Co.14:30; ὁ π. καὶ ὁ ἔσχατος, Rev.1:17 2:8 22:13; neut, τὸ π, opposite to τ. δεύτερον, Heb.10:9; τὰ π, opposite to τ. ἔσχατα, Mat.12:45, Luk.11:26, 2Pe.2:20; anarth, Mat.10:2; pl, Mat.19:30, Mrk.10:31, Luk.13:30; ἐν πρώτοις (EV, first of all
), 1Co.15:3; (b) as adj.
: πρώτῃ; (sc. ἡμέρᾳ) σαββάτου, Mk 16:; φυλακή, opposite to δευτέρα, Act.12:10; equiv. to adv. in English, Jhn.8: 20:4, 8 Act.27:43, Rom.10:19, 1Ti.1:16, 1Jn.4:19; = πρότερος (see infr; cf. M, Pr.
, 79; Bl, §11, 5; Thackeray, Gr.
, 183f.): with genitive, π. μου ἦν (my chief
: Abbott, Jg.
, 509ff; but cf. M, Pr.
, 245), Jhn.1:15, 30; with art, Mrk.14:12, Act.1:1, al; before ὁ δεύτερος, etc, Mat.22:25, Mrk.12:20, al. 2) Of Rank or Dignity, chief, principal
: Mat.20:27 22:38, Mrk.9:35, Eph.6:2, al; with genitive, Mrk.12:28, 29 al; πόλις (Field, Notes
, 124), Act.16:12; with art, Luk.15:22 19:47, Act.13:50, al. 3) Neut, πρῶτον, as adv.
, first, at the first
; (a) of Time
: Mat.8:21, Mrk.4:28, al; τὸ π, Jhn.10:40, al; (b) of Order
: Rom.3:2, 1Co.11:18, al. (AS