- a preliminary remark
- a preliminary statement or essay; foreword
Origin of prolegomenonGr, neuter passive voice present participle of prolegein, to say beforehand ; from pro-, before + legein, to speak: see pro- and amp; logic
- A preliminary discussion, especially a formal essay introducing a work of considerable length or complexity.
- prolegomena (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Prefatory remarks or observations.
Origin of prolegomenonGreek, from neuter present passive participle of prolegein, to say beforehand : pro-, before; see pro–2 + legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Î»ÎµÎ³Î¿Î¼ÎÎ½Ï‰Î½ (prolegomenon) referring to an introduction.