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prothesis

['prɒθɪsɪs] ['prɒθɪsɪs]

n.词首增添字母或音节,(东正教)圣餐的准备,圣餐台;词首添音

近义词

  • n. 词首增添字母或音节;(东正教)圣餐的准备;圣餐台
  • altar

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prothesis (n.)

a Greek word used in various senses in English; from Greek prothesis "a putting, a placing before, a placing in public," from pro "before" (see pro-) + thesis "a placing" (from reduplicated form of PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). In the ecclesiastical sense ("preparation of the eucharistic elements before the liturgy in the Greek Church") from 1670s; grammatical sense ("addition of one or more sounds or letters at the beginning of a word") is by 1870. Related: Prothetic (1835 in grammar); prothetical; prothetically.

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