proanaphora

noun, often capitalized
pro·​anaphora | \ (¦)prō+ \
plural -s

Definition of proanaphora

: the part of the liturgy of the Eastern Church preceding the anaphora

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from proanaphora

proanaphoral \ ¦prō+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for proanaphora

Middle Greek, from Greek pro- pro- entry 1 + Late Greek anaphora

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About proanaphora

Statistics for proanaphora

Cite this Entry

“Proanaphora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proanaphora. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!