proa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay perau, a variant of perahu. In some forms via Portuguese parão or Dutch prauw; in some forms assimilated to prow.

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Noun[edit]

proa (plural proas)

  1. A sailing vessel found in the waters of Micronesia and Indonesia; it has a single, large outrigger and a triangular sail.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter XXII, [1]
      I noticed that on the sea were numerous fantastically shaped canoes—or rather boats—like Malay proas, or the canoes used by many of the South Sea islanders.
    • 2020, Sujit Sivasundaram, Waves Across the South, William Collins, published 2021, page 231:
      Malay ‘prahu’ or proa were said to be more than a match for British vessels.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural proes)

  1. Alternative form of proba

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin prōra, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira).

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Noun[edit]

proa f (plural proes)

  1. prow, bow (front part of a ship)
    Antonym: popa

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

proa m (plural proas)

  1. Alternative spelling of prao

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin prōra, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira).

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural proas)

  1. bow, prow (front of a boat or ship)
    Antonym: popa

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Verb[edit]

proa

  1. (reintegrationist norm) inflection of proer:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin proba.

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural [please provide])

  1. test, experiment
  2. proof

Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpru.ɒ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural pruas)

  1. bow, prow

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Portuguese[edit]

 proa on Portuguese Wikipedia
proa

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōra, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira), related to pro (beginning, forward). Compare Spanish proa, French proue.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 

  • Hyphenation: pro‧a

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural proas)

  1. bow, prow (front of a boat or ship)
    Synonym: vante
    Antonym: popa

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Further reading[edit]

  • prôa” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Sardinian[edit]

Verb[edit]

proa

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of pròere

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Spanish proda, from Vulgar Latin *prōda, from Latin prōra (via dissimilation), borrowed from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, form of *por-. Compare Italian proda.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾoa/ [ˈpɾo.a]
  • Rhymes: -oa
  • Syllabification: pro‧a

Noun[edit]

proa f (plural proas)

  1. (nautical) bow, prow (front of a boat or ship)
    Antonym: popa

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