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prothesis

[proth-uh-sis]
noun, plural protheses [proth-uh-seez] , for 2b, c, 3.
1.
the addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word, as in Spanish escala “ladder” from Latin scala.
2.
Eastern Church.
a.
Also called proskomide. the preparation and preliminary oblation of the Eucharistic elements.
b.
the table on which this is done.
c.
the part of the sanctuary or bema where this table stands.
3.
(often initial capital letter) Greek Antiquity. a representation of a dead person lying in state.

Origin:
1665–75; < Late Latin < Greek próthesis a putting before. See pro-2, thesis

prothetic [pruh-thet-ik] , adjective
prothetically, adverb
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prothesis (ˈprɒθɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  a process in the development of a language by which a phoneme or syllable is prefixed to a word to facilitate pronunciation: Latin ``scala'' gives Spanish ``escala'' by prothesis
2.  Eastern Orthodox Church the solemn preparation of the Eucharistic elements before consecration
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: a setting out in public, from pro- forth + thesis a placing]
 
prothetic
 
adj
 
pro'thetically
 
adv

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