See also: Prosa

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin prōsa.

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Noun edit

prosa f (uncountable)

  1. prose

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prosa

  1. inflection of proso:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Galician edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾɔsa/ [ˈpɾɔ.s̺ɐ]
  • Rhymes: -ɔsa
  • Hyphenation: pro‧sa

Noun edit

prosa f (uncountable)

  1. prose

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Etymology edit

From Latin prōsa (straightforward) from the term prōsa ōrātio (a straightforward speech- i.e. without the ornaments of verse). The term prōsa (straightforward) is a colloquial form of prorsa (straight forwards) which is the feminine form of prorsus (straight forwards), from Old Latin prōvorsus (moving straight ahead), from pro- (forward) + vorsus (turned), form of vertō (to turn). Compare verse.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɔ.za/
  • Rhymes: -ɔza
  • Hyphenation: prò‧sa

Noun edit

prosa f (plural prose)

  1. a prose
  2. a drama (theatre)

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References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “prosa”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Latin edit

Etymology edit

Ellipsis of prōsa ōrātiō or prōsa ēloquentia ("straightforward speech", i.e. without the ornaments of verse). Feminine form of prōsus, prōrsus.

Noun edit

prōsa f (genitive prōsae); first declension

  1. prose

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prōsa prōsae
Genitive prōsae prōsārum
Dative prōsae prōsīs
Accusative prōsam prōsās
Ablative prōsā prōsīs
Vocative prōsa prōsae

Descendants edit

  • English: prose
  • French: prose
  • Italian: prosa
  • Piedmontese: pròsa
  • Portuguese: prosa
  • Romanian: proză
  • Sicilian: prusa
  • Spanish: prosa

References edit

  • prosa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prosa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • prosa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • prose: oratio soluta (not prosa) or simply oratio


Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Latin prosa.

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prosa m (definite singular prosaen)

  1. prose (written or spoken language without metrical structure)

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

From Latin prosa.

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prosa m (definite singular prosaen)

  1. prose (as above)

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Polish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈprɔ.sa/
  • Rhymes: -ɔsa
  • Syllabification: pro‧sa

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prosa n

  1. inflection of proso:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese prosa, from Latin prōsa (straightforward) in the term prōsa ōrātio (straightforward speech), alteration of prōrsa, from the feminine form of prōrsus (straight, forwards), from Old Latin prōvorsus (moving straight ahead), from prō- (forward) + vorsus (turned).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pro‧sa

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prosa f (plural prosas)

  1. (literature, uncountable) prose (written language not intended as poetry)
    Antonym: poesia
  2. a work in prose
    Synonym: narrativa
  3. eloquence
    Synonyms: eloquência, oratória
  4. chat (informal conversation)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:conversa

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Further reading edit

  • prosa” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin prōsa.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾosa/ [ˈpɾo.sa]
  • Rhymes: -osa
  • Syllabification: pro‧sa

Noun edit

prosa f (plural prosas)

  1. prose

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Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpruːˌsa/
  • Audio:(file)

Noun edit

prosa c

  1. prose (as opposed to verse)
    Antonym: vers

Declension edit

Declension of prosa 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative prosa prosan
Genitive prosas prosans

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