prolegomenon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek neuter noun: προλεγόμενον(prolegómenon, that which is said beforehand,) [plural: προλεγόμενα(prolegómena), from the verb: προλέγειν(prolégein, to speak, say before[hand])] referring to an introduction.

Noun[edit]

prolegomenon ‎(plural prolegomena)

  1. (usually in the plural) A prefatory discussion; a formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work.

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