ὅτι πρῶτός μου ἦν (John 1:15.c)

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“ὅτι” is a subordinating conjunction of causation meaning “because”.

“πρῶτός” is a masculine, singular, nominative, ordinal adjective meaning “first” or “before”.

“μου” is a first person, personal, singular, genitive pronoun meaning “me”.

“ἦν” is a third person, singular, perfect, indicative verb meaning “he was”.

The sense of the clause is “because before me he was.”

 

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