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EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan pro, from Vulgar Latin *prōde (profitable), from Latin prōdest (it is useful) interpreted as prode est, verb form of prōsum (to be of value). Compare with English proud.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prou m or f (plural (colloquial) prous)

  1. enough, sufficient

PronounEdit

prou

  1. enough, an adequate number or amount

AdverbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *prōde (profitable), from Latin prōdest (is useful), third-person singular of prōsum (to be of value), metanalysed as prōde est,

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

prou

  1. (obsolete) a lot

Usage notesEdit

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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