1) a forerunner
1a) especially one who is sent before to take observations or act as a spy, a scout, a light armed soldier
1b) one who comes in advance to a place where the rest are to follow
Part of Speech: adjective
Citing in TDNT: 8:235, 1189
From the alternate of G4390; a runner ahead, that is, scout (figuratively precursor): - forerunner.