prou

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan pro, from Late Latin prōde (profitable), from Latin prōdest (is useful) interpreted as prode est, verb form of prōsum (I am useful). Compare with English proud.

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Adjective[edit]

prou m or f (plural (colloquial) prous)

  1. enough, sufficient

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Pronoun[edit]

prou

  1. enough, an adequate number or amount

Adverb[edit]

prou

  1. enough, sufficiently
    • 2019 June 17, Lluís Amiguet, ““Només salvarem la Terra si units prioritzem la ciència””, in La Vanguardia[1]:
      «Rússia estava en la ruïna absoluta.» «Però van ser prou intel·ligents com per man­tenir la indústria aeroespacial.»
      "Russia was in absolute ruin." "But they were smart enough to keep the aerospace industry."
  2. quite, considerably
    Synonym: bastant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pro (profit), from Late Latin prōde (profitable, useful), from Latin prōdest (is useful), third-person singular of prōsum (be useful), after being reanalyzed as prōde est. Doublet of preux.

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Adverb[edit]

prou

  1. (obsolete) a lot

Usage notes[edit]

Nowadays, this word is only used in the phrase peu ou prou, or less commonly in the phrase ni peu ni prou.

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