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[prou] /praʊ/
noun
1.
the forepart of a ship or boat; bow.
2.
the front end of an airship.
3.
Literary. a ship.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Middle French proue < Upper Italian (Genoese) prua < Latin prōra < Greek prôira
Related forms
prowed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prowed

prow

/praʊ/
noun
1.
the bow of a vessel
Word Origin
C16: from Old French proue, from Latin prora, from Greek prōra; related to Latin pro in front
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Word Origin and History for prowed
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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