Middle English prohemefrom Old French from Latin prooemiumfrom Greek prooimionpro-beforepro–2oimēsong
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Proem Sentence Examples
In the " Proem " the poet describes his journey from darkness to light.
The mosaic cosmogony has been called " the proem to Genesis.
The homiletic Midrashim are characterized by (a) a proem, an introduction based upon some biblical text (not from the lesson itself), which led up to (b) the exposition of the lesson, the first verse of which is more fully discussed than the rest.