prora

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōra, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *per- (to go forth”, “to cross). Same source as prua.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɔra/, [ˈpr̺ɔː.r̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: pro‧ra

Noun[edit]

prora f (plural prore)

  1. (literary, nautical) bow, bows, prow (of a ship)
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto XXVI, pp. 390-391, vv. 139-141:
      a la quarta levar la poppa in suso ¶ e la prora ire in giù, com'altrui piacque, ¶ infin che 'l mar fu sovra noi richiuso».
      at the fourth time it made the stern uplift ¶ and the prow downward go, as pleased Another, ¶ until the sea above us closed again».

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prôira), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *per- (to go forth”, “to cross).

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Noun[edit]

prōra f (genitive prōrae); first declension

  1. (nautical) prow
    • Vergilius, Aeneis, Book VI
      Obvertunt pelago proras
      They turn their prows to the sea.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prōra prōrae
genitive prōrae prōrārum
dative prōrae prōrīs
accusative prōram prōrās
ablative prōrā prōrīs
vocative prōra prōrae

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References[edit]

  • prora in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prora in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “prora”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • prora” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • prora in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers