Variant of prothesis
- Gram. the addition of a syllable or phoneme to the beginning of a word
- Eastern Orthodox Ch.
- the preparation and preliminary oblation of the elements of the Eucharist
- the table on which, or the place where, this is done
Origin of prothesisLate Latin ; from Classical Greek a placing before ; from protithenai, to set before ; from pro-, before + tithenai, to place, do