- a preliminary remark
- [often pl., with sing. v.] 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 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.