proem

noun
pro·​em | \ ˈprō-ˌem How to pronounce proem (audio) , -əm \

Definition of proem

1 : preliminary comment : preface

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Other Words from proem

proemial \ prō-​ˈē-​mē-​əl How to pronounce proemial (audio) , -​ˈe-​ How to pronounce proemial (audio) \ adjective

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the proem promises what the book does not deliver: a totally new interpretation of the French Revolution

First Known Use of proem

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of proem was in the 14th century

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“Proem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proem. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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