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προνο-ητικός, ή, όν, provident, cautious, wary, X.Mem.1.3.9, Men.Epit.344; τὸ πόρρωθεν π. M.Ant.1.16: Comp. -ώτερος Procop.Arc.19. Adv. -κῶς X.Mem.1.4.6, Aen.Tact.18.11, Ph.1.500, Sor.1.14; π. ἔχειν Aristid.1.377 J.; π. ἔχειν τινός J.AJ11.5.8: Sup. -ώτατα most wisely, A.D.Pron.104.13.

2. taking thought or care for, esp. of divine providence, θεὸς π. κόσμου D.L.7.147, cf. Str.10.3.23, Ph.2.242; φύσις π. τοῦ ζῴου Gal.11.158: abs., ἔχειν π. δύναμιν περὶ τὸν αὑτῶν βίον Arist.EN1141a28, cf. Ph.2.546, Plu.2.1052b, Procl.Inst.120: Comp. -ώτερος Chio Ep.15.2.

II. of things, showing forethought or design, X.Mem.4.3.6.