Origin of prowMiddle English from Old French prou, brave, variant, variety of prud: see proud
The anchor is on the prow of the ship.
An example of a prow is where the "flying" scene in the film Titanic took place on the ship.
- the forward part of a ship or boat; bow
- a part like this, as the nose of an airplane
Origin of prowFrench proue, earlier proe from Italian dialect, dialectal (Genoese) prua from Classical Latin prora from Classical Greek pr?ira, prow: for Indo-European base see province
- Nautical The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow.
- A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski.
Origin of prowFrench proue from Old French from Italian dialectal prua from Vulgar Latin prōda alteration of Latin prōra from Greek prōira ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin prora, from Ancient Greek Ï€Ïá¿·ÏÎ± (prÅira).
From Middle English, from Old French prou, from Late Latin prode; more at proud.
- Alternative form of proa.
- The high carved prow and stern give the craft almost a crescent shape.
- The sternum consists of six pieces; the anterior or presternum is compressed and projects forwards like the prow of a boat.
- The crags which he flung at Britannia did indeed graze the stern and graze the prow of her craft.
- She frequently occurs on coins of the empire, standing between a modius (corn-measure) and the prow of a galley, with ears of corn in one hand and a cornucopia in the other; sometimes she holds a rudder or an anchor.
- She is represented in works of art, often together with Ceres, with a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her arm, and a ship's prow in the background, indicating the transport of grain over the sea.