1) to write before (of time)
1a) of old set forth or designated before hand (in the scriptures of the OT)
2) to depict or portray openly
2a) to write before the eyes of all who can read
2b) to depict, portray, paint, before the eyes
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 1:770, 128
From G4253 and G1125; to write previously; figuratively to announce, prescribe: - before ordain, evidently set forth, write (afore, aforetime).