Pro-wed

prow

1 [prou]
noun
1.
the forepart of a ship or boat; bow.
2.
the front end of an airship.
3.
Literary. a ship.

Origin:
1545–55; < Middle French proue < Upper Italian (Genoese) prua < Latin prōra < Greek prôira

prowed, adjective
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prow (praʊ)
 
n
the bow of a vessel
 
[C16: from Old French proue, from Latin prora, from Greek prōra; related to Latin pro in front]

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prow
1555, from M.Fr. proue, from It. (Genoese) prua, from V.L. *proda, by dissimilation from L. prora "prow," from Gk. proira, related to pro "before, forward," proi "early in the morning."
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