Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


πρωΐ means “early (in the morning)” (adverb).

“Very πρωΐ, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb” (Mark 16:2).

Mounce's Expository Dictionary (partial entry): 

Adverb: πρωί (prōi), GK G4745 (S G4404), 12x. Because prōi can designate any time covered in the fourth watch (from 3:00 to 6:00 a.m.), sometimes it refers to very early in the morning, for which we have the phrase “the crack of dawn” (Mk. 13:35; 15:1; 16:2; Jn. 18:28).