prooemium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek προοίμιον (prooímion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prooemium n (genitive prooemiī); second declension

  1. a preface, introduction, prelude
  2. (poetic) a beginning

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prooemium prooemia
genitive prooemiī prooemiōrum
dative prooemiō prooemiīs
accusative prooemium prooemia
ablative prooemiō prooemiīs
vocative prooemium prooemia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • prooemium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prooemium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers