prothesis

noun
proth·e·sis | \ˈprä-thə-səs \
plural protheses\ˈprä-thə-ˌsēz \

Definition of prothesis 

: the addition of a sound to the beginning of a word (as in Old French estat—whence English estate—from Latin status)

Other Words from prothesis

prothetic \prä-ˈthe-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of prothesis

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prothesis

Late Latin, alteration of prosthesis, from Greek, literally, addition — more at prosthesis

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prothesis

noun
proth·e·sis | \ˈpräth-ə-səs \
plural protheses\-ˌsēz \

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Other Words from prothesis

prothetic \prä-ˈthet-ik \ adjective

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