pra-

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See also: pra, p'ra, and prä-

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

pra-

  1. great- (removed by one generation from)
    pradědeček‎ ― great-grandfather
    prababička‎ ― great-grandmother
  2. fore- (ancestor)
    praotec‎ ― forefather
    pramáti‎ ― foremother
  3. primaeval, primary
    prales‎ ― primaeval forest
    pračlověk‎ ― primaeval man
    prahmota‎ ― primary matter
  4. (linguistics) proto-
    pračeština‎ ― Proto-Czech
    praslovanština‎ ― Proto-Slavic
  5. very, extremely (intensifying the meaning of the original adjective)
    prapodivný‎ ― very strange
    pramalý‎ ― extremely small

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "pra-" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 545.

External links[edit]

  • pra- in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

Esperanto[edit]

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
  2. ur-; primitive; primordial; prehistoric

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