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Erasistratos de kantautha proteron poisas to deuteron ouk oid' hops ouk aisthanetai.On the Natural Faculties|Galen
Hysteron proteron—The last first, or the cart before the horse.
His only rule is that of hysteron proteron, or putting the cart before the horse.The Highlands of Ethiopia|William Cornwallis Harris
Hysteron-proteron, his′ter-on-prot′er-on, n. a figure of speech in which what should follow comes first: an inversion.
We may observe that 'owe' and 'succeed' are legal terms, which here form a hysteron-proteron, like some other common phrases.