pro-tend

protend

[proh-tend] Archaic.
verb (used with object)
1.
to stretch forth.
2.
to extend in duration.
verb (used without object)
3.
to stretch forward.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English protenden < Latin protendere to stretch out, extend, equivalent to pro- pro-1 + tendere to stretch; see tend1

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