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proto-

See also: proto and protó

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PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹoʊtoʊ/, [pɹoʊɾoʊ]

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πρωτο- (prōto-), combination form of πρῶτος (prôtos, first), superlative of πρό (pró, before).

PrefixEdit

proto-

  1. first
  2. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypthetical) of
    All Indo-European languages from English to Persian are descnded from Proto-Indo-European .

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πρῶτος (prôtos, first).

PrefixEdit

proto-

  1. proto-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πρωτο- (prōto-), combining form of πρῶτος (prôtos, first), superlative of πρό (pró, before).

PrefixEdit

proto-

  1. proto-

Usage notesEdit

  • Also prot- before a vowel

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πρωτο- (prōto-), combining form of πρῶτος (prôtos, first), superlative of πρό (pró, before).

PrefixEdit

proto-

  1. proto- (initial, first, original)

Usage notesEdit

  • Also prot- before a vowel

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πρωτο- (prōto-), combining form of πρῶτος (prôtos) "first", superlative of πρό (pró) "before".

PrefixEdit

proto-

  1. proto-

Derived termsEdit