proem

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noun pro·em \ˈprō-ˌem, -əm\

Definition of proem

  1. 1 :  preliminary comment :  preface

  2. 2 :  prelude

proemial

play \prō-ˈē-mē-əl, -ˈe-\ adjective

Examples of proem in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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