pra-

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See also: PRA, pra, prą, p'ra, and prä-

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Czech pra- (before (in time)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. great- (removed by one generation from)
    pradědečekgreat-grandfather
    prababičkagreat-grandmother
  2. fore- (ancestor)
    praotecforefather
    pramátiforemother
  3. primaeval, primary
    pralesprimaeval forest
    pračlověkprimaeval man
    prahmotaprimary matter
  4. (linguistics) proto-
    pračeštinaProto-Czech
    praslovanštinaProto-Slavic
  5. very, extremely (intensifying the meaning of the original adjective)
    prapodivnývery strange
    pramalýextremely small

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "pra-" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 545.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pro-, from Ancient Greek πρό (pró, before).

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. ur-; primitive; primordial; prehistoric
  2. fore-
  3. great-

Polish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. proto-, pre-, ur-
    praporządek - preorder
    prajęzyk - proto-language
    prastary - ancient
  2. prepended to ancestors before grandparents; great-
    pradziadek
    prababcia
  3. prepended to descendants after grandchildren
    prawnuk
    prawnuczka

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pra- (Cyrillic spelling пра-)

  1. appended to ancestors before grandparents
    pra- + ‎deda → ‎pradeda
    pra- + ‎baba → ‎prababa
  2. ur-; primitive; primordial; prehistoric
    pra- + ‎postojbina → ‎prapostojbina (urheimat)
    pra- + ‎istorija → ‎praistorija (prehistory)

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Slovak[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. great- (removed by one generation from)
    pra- + ‎ded → ‎praded
  2. (linguistics) proto-
    pra- + ‎slovanština → ‎praslovanština

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Slovene[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. great- (removed by one generation from)
    pra- + ‎ded → ‎praded
  2. (linguistics) proto-
    pra- + ‎slovanščina → ‎praslovanščina

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Further reading[edit]

  • pra-” in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU - portal Fran