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EnglishEdit

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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).

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proto-

  1. first
  2. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of
    All Indo-European languages from Albanian to Zazaki are descended 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-

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