prologos

noun

pro·​lo·​gos
prōˈlōˌgäs
variants or less commonly prologus
-gəs
plural prologoi
-ˌgȯi
also prologi
-ˌjī
: the entire part of an ancient Greek play preceding the parodos

Word History

Etymology

Greek prologos, from pro- pro- entry 1 + -logos (from legein to speak)

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“Prologos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prologos. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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