Examples of proem
<the proem promises what the book does not deliver: a totally new interpretation of the French Revolution>
Origin of proem
Middle English proheme, from Anglo-French proeme, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion, from pro- + oimē song; probably akin to Hittite išamai- song, Sanskrit syati he binds — more at sinew
First Known Use: 14th century
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