From prō- (“from, in the place of; for”) + iaciō (“throw, hurl”).
prōiciō (present infinitive prōicere, perfect active prōiēcī, supine prōiectum); third conjugation iō-variant
- I throw, thrust, drive, fling or hurl forth, down, away or out; discharge, scatter
- (by extension) I stretch out, hold out, extend, project
- (by extension) I cast out, expel, exile, banish
- Synonyms: abdō, ablēgō, dēpellō, eximō, expellō, exterminō, pellō, relēgō, submoveō
- (in architecture) I let part of a building jut out, cause to project
- (figuratively) I throw away, give up, yield, resign, renounce, reject, disdain; neglect, desert, abandon
- (figuratively, with se) I rush into something; degrade myself
- (figuratively) I put off, defer, delay
- proicio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- proicio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- proicio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to throw oneself at some one's feet: ad pedes alicuius se proicere, se abicere, procumbere, se prosternere
- proicio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016