Other Word Forms of Prodigal
Origin of Prodigal
Late Middle English probably back-formation from Middle English prodigalite from Old French from Late Latin prōdigālitās from Latin prōdigus prodigal from prōdigere to drive away, squander prōd-, prō- for, forth proud agere to drive ag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin prodigalis (“wasteful"), from Latin prodigus (“wasteful, lavish, prodigal"), from prodigere (“to consume, squander, drive forth"), from pro (“before, forward") + agere (“to drive").
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