prothesis

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Late Latin prothesis, prosthesis, alteration from Ancient Greek πρόσθεσις (prósthesis, addition of a letter in the beginning of a word, augmentation)[1][2][3] (English prosthesis). However, often confused for a descendant of the Ancient Greek word πρόθεσις (próthesis, a preposing, preposition), which is instead the source of a different term – see alternative etymology, below.

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prothesis (plural protheses)

  1. (linguistics) The prepending of phonemes at the beginning of a word without changing its morphological structure, as in nother, from other (“a whole nother thing”), or Spanish esfera from Latin sphaera (sphere).
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From Ancient Greek πρόθεσις (próthesis, a preposing).

Noun[edit]

prothesis (plural protheses)

  1. a type of preparatory ceremony, part of the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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  1. ^ Merriam-Webster: etymology of prosthesis
  2. ^ Merriam-Webster: etymology of prothesis
  3. ^ Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής, ed. Institute of Manolis Triantafyllidis (1998): "πρόθεση": etymology of Latin prothesis.

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