pro-

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Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. similar to

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ꝓ- (abbreviation, obsolete)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pro (in favour of, on behalf of).

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. agreeing with; supporting; favouring
    • 2020 September 6, “Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over election delay”, in The Washington Post, Associated Press[1], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-04-19, Asia & Pacific‎[2]:
      Police said that 289 people had been arrested, mostly for unlawful assembly. One woman was arrested in the Kowloon district of Yau Ma Tei on charges of assault and spreading pro-independence slogans, the police department said on its Facebook page. It said such slogans are illegal under a newly enacted national security law.
  2. substituting for
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pro- (forward direction, forward movement).

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pro-

  1. forward movement

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρό (pró, before).

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. earlier; prior
  2. rudimentary
  3. in front of
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Czech[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. through
  2. forms a perfective verb and makes the verb transitive, the direct object is related to money or time
    pro- + ‎pít (to drink) → ‎propít (to spend sth on drinking)
    pro- + ‎bulet → ‎probulet
    pro- + ‎podnikat → ‎propodnikat
    pro- + ‎večírkovat → ‎provečírkovat
  3. (pro- + imperfective base + se) + direction forms a perfective verb and changes the sense of motion from literal to fictive
    pro- + ‎zdravit → ‎prozdravit se
    pro- + ‎rvát → ‎prorvat se
    pro- + ‎kouřit → ‎prokouřit se
    pro- + ‎žvanit → ‎prožvanit se

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Further reading[edit]

  • pro-/prů- in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

French[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. pro-

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin prō (in front of).

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. pro-

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Combining form of prō (preposition).

Pronunciation[edit]

pro-
prō-

Prefix[edit]

prō- or pro-

  1. forward direction, forward movement
    prō- + clīvus + -isprōclīvis
    prōd- + ‎ → ‎prōdeō
    prō- + ‎gradior → ‎prōgredior
    1. downward and forward movement
      prō- + flīgō + prōflīgō
      prō- + ‎terō → ‎prōterō
  2. action directed forward or in front
    prō- + ‎pugnō → ‎prōpugnō
    prō- + ‎tegō → ‎prōtegō
  3. prominence
    prō- + ‎*mineō → ‎prōmineō
    prō- + ‎pendeō → ‎prōpendeō
  4. (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of
    prō- + ‎clāmō → ‎prōclāmō
    prō- + ‎loquor → ‎prōloquor
  5. bringing into being, forth, or into the open
    prō- + ‎creō → ‎prōcreō
    prō- + ‎gignō → ‎prōgignō
    prō- + ‎*olēs → ‎prōlēs
    prō- + ‎emō → ‎prōmō
  6. (temporally) prior, fore-
    pro- + ‎avus → ‎proavus
    prō- + ‎rogō → ‎prōrogō
    prō- + ‎videō → ‎prōvideō
  7. advantage
    prō- + ‎cūrō → ‎prōcūrō
    prō- + ‎faciō → ‎prōficiō
    prō(d)- + ‎sum → ‎prōsum

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pro (in favour of, on behalf of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prɔ/
  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. pro-

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Further reading[edit]

  • pro- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pro-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

pro-

  1. Forms perfective verbs with the following meanings:
    1. moving through
      pro- + ‎sẹ́vati (to radiate) → ‎prosẹ́vati (to shine through)

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Category Slovene terms prefixed with pro- not found

Spanish[edit]

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pro-

  1. pro-

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