AskDefine | Define prothesis

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Late etyl la, from etyl grc πρόθεσις


  1. The prepending of phonemes at the beginning of a word without changing its morphological structure, as in nother from other ("a whole nother thing"), or Spanish esfera from Latin sphaera.



Extensive Definition

Prothesis may mean one of the following:
  • Prothesis (liturgy) is part of the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Also the chapel within the sanctuary where this part of the service takes place
The term prothesis is sometimes used for prosthesis:
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