Word Summary
prouparchō: to exist beforehand
Original Word: προϋπάρχω
Transliteration: prouparchō
Phonetic Spelling: (pro-oop-ar'-kho)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to exist beforehand
Meaning: to exist beforehand
Strong's Concordance
exist beforehand

From pro and huparcho; to exist before, i.e. (adverbially) to be or do something previously -- + be before(-time).

see GREEK pro

see GREEK huparcho

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4391: προϋπάρχω

προϋπάρχω: imperfect προϋπῆρχον; from Thucydides and Plato down; to be before, exist previously: with a participle Acts 8:9; προϋπῆρχον ὄντες, Luke 23:12; cf. Bornemann, Schol. ad h. l.; Winers Grammar, 350 (328); (Buttmann, § 144, 14).