Pro- etymology


Latin word pro- comes from Proto-Indo-European *pró (Toward, leading to.), Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Indo-European *per (Around. Through.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti

Etymology of pro-

Detailed word origin of pro-

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*pró Proto-Indo-European (ine) Toward, leading to.
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*per Proto-Indo-European (ine) Around. Through.
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*prō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*per Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
per Latin (lat) (with accusative) during. (with accusative) through, by means of.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.

Words with the same origin as pro-

Descendants of *pró

porro pro

Descendants of *feraną

imperator partus periculum portus prima princeps

Descendants of *per